Each of the three days had a theme. The first day was "To byte or not to byte", about the relationship between man and machine . An animation of Max Headroom opened the conference, after which Captain Crunch opened the network links with other nodes in the USA, Germany, New Zealand, and France. But soon after Crunch started chatting away, the Paradiso network that had been created especially for the occasion, was hacked and went down. After an hour or so, it was up again and stayed 'up' for all three days, even though it was often reported to be slow, since there were only four outgoing telephone lines, which had to take care of all the traffic. Later Crunch also used a videophone to connect to the Russians, who were waving the famous 'Hi' to establish the fact that the connection worked. I will discuss this connection later in the reflections.