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Yet its perceived importance, both inside and outside of Compu Serve, developed much more quickly.

There was the hot-bath button, by pressure of which a basin of (imitation) marble rose out of the floor, filled to the brim with a warm deodorized liquid. The room, though it contained nothing, was in touch with all that she cared for in the world. In a later era, the World Wide Web would offer both of these things in a hundred-car pileup between the forces of traditional media and millions of empowered creative individuals; we as societies are still struggling in many ways to come to terms with the sea change this represents.

It’s of course the second part of the equation — all those empowered creative individuals — that marks the real diversion from the top-down media models of old.

From the entrepreneurs whose wares could be found on them would be born many of the first generation of full-service software publishers — among them names like Visi Corp, Brøderbund, and Adventure International.

The Micro NET Software Exchange went online with 17 TRS-80 programs on offer, ranging in price from $1 to $49, with an average of $16.40.

One might thus be tempted to say that Micro NET’s approach was the more visionary, hewing as it seemingly does to the philosophy sometimes known as “Web 2.0,” that guiding light of “mature” Internet culture.

To do so, however, might be to give Jeff Wilkins and his colleagues a bit too much credit.

Users groups were springing up all over the country for much the same purpose, but, valuable as they were, they were bound by all the constraints geography imposed on what was still a very small hobby in a very big country.

What did you do between the monthly meetings of your users group?

Then she generated the light, and the sight of her room, flooded with radiance and studded with electric buttons, revived her.

There were buttons and switches everywhere — buttons to call for food, for music, for clothing. And there were of course the buttons by which she communicated with her friends. Forster If we wished to compare The Source with Compu Serve’s Micro NET in their earliest days, we might say that the former emphasized the content it would provide to its subscribers while the latter planned to set its subscribers free to make their own content for themselves.

The real driving force behind Wilkins’s Micro NET had little in common with the ideas that would come to be labelled Web 2.0, or for that matter the academic research that led to Web 1.0.