Date: Mon, 22 Jul 1996 23:06:31 -0700
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Subject: CM> Origins of the phrase Virtual Community
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Sender: Michael Travers 
Subject: Re: CM> Origins of the phrase Virtual Community

    Sender: Sally Bates 
    Subject: ?Origins of the phrase Virtual Community

    I'm interested in tracking down the origins of the phrase vitual
    community.  A friendly Yale library undertook a Nexis search for
    me and could find nothing earlier than Rheingold.  Rheingold thinks
    he may have read it somewhere but isn't sure.  In a paper that's
    been submitted for publication in a meteorology journal, I've
    attributed Rheingold with coining the phrase, but I'm uneasy about
    this.

Rheingold definitely did not originate the phrase. For an earlier
published usage, see the proceedings of the CPSR-sponsored symposium
Directions in Advanced Computing 92. As part of this symposium, I
organized a panel discussion titled "Virtual Society and Virtual
Community". This title was arrived at through discussion with Douglas
Schuler, the symposium organizer. So we may have coined the phrase,
although most likely it was floating around before we used it. BTW I
believe that Rheingold attended this event.
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Date: Mon, 22 Jul 1996 23:16:43 -0700
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From: "Peter D. Junger" 
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Subject: CM> "Vaporware" & MS-DOS.
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Sender: "Peter D. Junger" 
Subject: Re: CM> "Vaporware" & MS-DOS.

Community Memory writes:

:
: Sender: Ersatzzz@aol.com
: Subject: the vapors
:
:
:   hasn't the tale now passed into legend
:   about how Gates and his partner told IBM
:   that they had an operating system ready for
:   their forthcoming PC, and that it just needed
:   a little tinkering... and then wrote DOS in a
:   matter of months, thus getting in on the
:   ground floor with a non-existant product, and
:   deterring IBM from looking elsewhere?

I don't know what Gates and Co. told IBM, but MSDOS and PCDOS was
purchased by Microsoft from a small