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Bill Gates' MIT Speech Featuring Comic Chat (The Internet: Today and Tomorrow). Kresge Auditorium. May 29, 1996. Duration: 8:41.

Shortly before we released the first version of Comic Chat in the summer of '96, Bill Gates asked to include a demo in his "MIT Distinguised Lecture Series" talk: The Internet Today and Tomorrow. Here is a videotape of that demo.

At that time, it was the largest attendance for any such talk at MIT. Later I received an email saying: “Thank you very much for changing your plans at the last minute, and the demo went GREAT! They thought it was fun, exciting, humorous (They loved the guy that looks like a Hot Dog/Condom) and we had a great time.” Well, actually the guy that looks like a Hot Dog/Condom was removed right before release, because other management thought it would be a disaster. Artist Jim Woodring assured me that he was not thinking of condoms when he drew that character.

For another, somewhat more comprehensive demo, view this video. To read about Comic Chat, visit the resource page.

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