The potential of networks
When reading these messages, the techno-biographical layer of this research calls for attention. These emails make me shiver; a feeling of being touched by the fact that people who could otherwise not connect, could now be part of a larger context that was really of concern to them; feelings of realising the potential of networks, provided they are made available in a good way; that the information, the aesthetics and the personal communication is valued. Experiences like this made many people evangelists for the Internet in subsequent years. Apparently, this possibility of communicating and having access to communication facilitates a drive that people have not to be alone, to find valuable information and beauty and to be able to contribute and connect. Apparently, the information and communication really mattered.