Second of two excerpts from interviews conducted at a party in Sausalito, California, 1989, convened by the WELL, an early virtual community. The first speaker is Elaine "Booter" Richards, former system administrator for the WELL. Interviews courtesy of and copyright by InCA Productions.
I stumbled into cyberspace a long time ago and have been a participant observer ever since . I write books and blogs and teach and speak . On my way to doing all that communicating, I seem to do a fair amount of hunting, gathering, and alchemy -- that is, transforming what I hunt and gather into something of value to someone else. In the olden days, I wrote about a slice of life in my virtual community , so now I am reslicing my life by trying to capture some of the intertwingled online and offline stuff via video. I'm definitely still in amateur mind, which is where I think most of us are in the video vernacular that seems to be bubbling up.