In 1985, somewhere deep within the server farms of Dionell Software in Irvine, California, history was being made. Two twenty-something MIS employees, Carl and Bob, discovered a way to 'chat' over their computer network. These “conversations” were saved on magnetic media, and only recently discovered during a data mining exercise. It is our hope that future generations will benefit from a glimpse at the birth of the computer revolution. Thank you Carl and Bob – This is your story.