Planet Restaurant: First ‘Internet Cafe’

The Planet Restaurant- World's First Internet (Cyber) Cafe 1980
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The Planet Restaurant- World's First Internet (Cyber) Cafe 1980

Summary

Conceived and financed in 1980 world's first Internet (Cyber) cafe called "The Planet Restaurant".

Internet cafe and 200 seat restaurant located at 1317 Connecticut Ave NW Washington, DC, three blocks north of the White House

 

We connected three terminals in a lounge to the Source (first online news and game service developed by William Von Meister, inspiration for AOL) as well as New Jersey Institute of Technology's EIS computer conferencing system .

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