Click here or in the image above for the Speed Browser (all of the links with none of the wait!)
This 1994 project represents one of the early public Internet access events on the 'net. A group of Whole Earth 'Lectronic Link (better known as The WELL) staffers set up free 'net terminals in the mud at Woodstock II. This gave many people a first glimpse of the "information superhighway" they had heard about. Few people had access to see web pages, and even among those who were already wired. Slow modems and connections made large unexpected images a slow, hanging curse, so "downloading" images was a big deal.
From August 12-14, 1994, The WELL had a tent available on site at the Woodstock '94 concert. As you will see, concert goers could share their experiences with the then-small world of Internet users.
Here is a map of the 1994 Woodstock Site.
While they were at our tent, Woodstock participants posted real-time impressions, stories, and event gossip in their own words in the Woodstock conference hosted virtually by David Gans, Reva Basch, and on the ground by M Normal).
In addition, we created over 300 WWW pages for people at the concert which include pictures, sounds and text! They provide a unique perspective of the concert from the people who were there.
This site was created during Woodstock '94 by onsite participants, WELL users, and the Internet community. What was created here during Woodstock '94 will remain on the Internet as an archive for generations of rock n' roll lovers to savor.
There are also a few sites that have more information about Woodstock '94, including the metaverse.com and The San Francisco Examiner sites.
EMI deserves special thanks for providing the
communications link to the WELL Woodstock tent, including Bob, Clay, Amy
and Jeff--thanks a million! Rock solid service and support.
Italic history comments made February 2001.
Copyright 1994, 2001 The WELL. All rights reserved.