We had worked for several months to make this happen together with Rop Gonggrijpnote 92 and Patrice Riemensnote 93. Meeting the Chaos Computer Clubnote 94 from Hamburg was an inspiration, as was the United Nations debate about a more balanced flow of information.note 95 The networked event we organized had two names: "The Galactic Hacker Party" and the "International Conference on the Alternative use of Technology Amsterdam" (ICATA '89). The name Galactic Hacker Party was inspired by Douglas Adams 'Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy'.note 96 "The International Conference on the Alternative use of Technology Amsterdam" (ICATA '89) wanted to contribute to the United Nations debate. They were explicitly designed as one event in which different communities would meet. From now on I will refer to both of them as GHP. It was a programme with very solid and serious debates as well as being a programme that convened the hacker community.