Thursday, January 15, 1998

Stacy Horn's new book launch "Cyberville..."

Stacy Horn's new book "Cyberville: Clicks, Culture, and the Creation of an Online Town" may one of Silicon Alley's best examples of people integrating their success with the Web off-line and vice versa. Horn built up Echo ( into a thriving virtual community on and off-line since the late '80s. And now her book tells all about it. Other Echoids and ITPers had their books on display at NYU's ITP space at 721 Broadway on Thursday, Jan. 15th. Dr. Cleo Odzer's book on "Virtual Spaces: Sex & The Cyber Citizen" and Townsend Davis' "Weary Feet, Rested Souls: A guided history of the Civil Rights Movement" were just two. Author Stephen Levy ("Hackers: Heroes of the Computer Revolution"), EFF lawyer Mike Godwin (book coming out in the spring) and James Sanders (writer and co-host of Echo's New York Conference) all came "to show their support for Stacy." Stacy looked calm and collected with a beautiful upswept hairdo, showing brains and beauty can co-exist peacefully. As the evening was winding down Randall Rothenberg commented "it's a testament of the quality of people in attendance (about 200 guests) that they didn't leave when the booze (4 magnums of wine) was gone.

(Appeared originally in @The Scene in the @NY newsletter)