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Operating Systems:
Macintosh System 7.1P - 7.1.1
Nextstep 3.1 - 3.2
July: Slackware Linux 1.00

My current laptop is a Gateway Handbook, about the size of a handbook - ten by six inches and weighing less than three pounds. It was probably the earliest Linux-compatible subnotebook released.
January 1993: I attend a great workshop at the Atlantic Center for the Arts, Florida (with Joan LaBarbara, Morton Subotnick, Mark Coniglio, and Steina and Woody Vasulka). First contact with the software Interactor.
I'm working with the "Turbosynth" program by Digidesign (for the Macintosh and possibly the Atari ST). It features additive synthesis algorithms which I use to generate samples subsequently sent to a sampler. And I do some stuff with csound.
January: alpha/beta version of the Mosaic www browser is released.
March: meeting between Tim Berners-Lee and Marc Andreessen (developer of Mosaic). "This meeting had a strange tension to it. Beneath the surface bubbled genuine hostility between the two sides".
March: Bosnian Croats and Muslims begin fighting over the 30 percent of Bosnia not already seized by the Bosnian Serbs.
April-May The U.N. Security Council declares six "safe areas" for Bosnian Muslims: Sarajevo, Tuzla, Bihac, Srebrenica, Zepa and Gorazde.
Ljubljana: Marko Peljhan launches Projekt Atol.
The first Next 5 Minutes conference takes place in Amsterdam.
The Internet Underground Music Archive (IUMA) is established at the University of California, Santa Cruz. I set up a page, that allows me to distribute my tracks (in MP2 format) without worrying about bandwidth fees. IUMA is generally recognized as the start of the on-line music revolution.
En 1993, je montais la première web radio en France et probablement dans le monde.
Scanner (Robin Rimbaud) releases his first CD on Ash International.
1993 was the rave madness, driving around the country with Belgian club tapes and DJ sets loud, living for weekends, searching for outstanding DJs to dance on. We had our best party memories like Borealis #1 in Montpellier and the Spiral Tribe wild night near Orly airport in Paris, freshly escaped from the Criminal Justice Bill in UK.
By 1993, the rave scene was stratifying, with some following the trance route, some going into jungle, and some abandoning the dancefloor altogether for ambient and experimental techno. Another option — at least in Northern Europe — was gabba.

In 1993 I was hired by Sara Diamond of the Banff Centre project), I was responsible for the design and installation of the original campus-wide Internet connectivity for the Centre. (src(external link))
With the upgrade to version 3.1.3 - arguably Director's most stable release ever - Macromind Director becomes "Macromedia Director" and gains support for a new and exciting technology from Apple called Quicktime.
August: "Hacking at the End of the Universe" - Summer Congress, The Netherlands.

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