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This site serves as a poignant reminder of the intentions of multimedia's pioneers. Their words, typically written during the heat of invention, convey a passionate involvement with higher ideals. To a remarkable degree, these scientists, artists, and theorists share a commitment to forms of media and communications that are non-hierarchical, open, collaborative, and reflective of the free movement of the mind at play. It is, in sum, an extraordinary vision. But whether we will achieve it is an unresolved question.