TIME FOR LONGER-TERM METAPHORS
World's fairs, radio stations, and government databases kept us
busy for four years, but in 1997 we decided it was time for a reboot.
It wasn't that we were unhappy with the work we were doing or frustrated
with the continual cycle of fundraising, but rather a desire to
try and understand how to grow IMS into an institute able to conceive
and carry out large-scale public works projects for the Internet.
| Photo/Deb Roy|
As part of the reboot, we disposed of a couple million dollars in
computers and sound equipment to the University of Virginia and the
MIT Media Lab. We spent some time helping the
Internet Software Consortium
get off the ground, and we wrote a book about the world's fair
which was published by MIT Press and featured a foreword from
the Dalai Lama and an afterword from Laurie Anderson.