Genesis file of Electric Minds

· The Power of Many

The early history of the Electric Minds online community founded by Howard Rheingold (running from 1996 to 2000 is preserved at the beginning of a conference on the current site that keeps the history up to date.
The period from ’96 to 2000 covers the boom/bust sine wave so many starry-eyed wired people at the time experienced (you know, when the buzzword-du-jour cycled from portal to community and back).