What was going on in 1988?
Beats me. But this page has links to some residual documentation thereof.
What happened on
A review of the first six months life of the celebrated online discussion hgroup founded by Willard McCarty. He asked me to write it, honest.
The Knowledge Warehouse
Visit report on a BL funded project to set up a kind of publisher-driven electronic archive
Information Dimensions User Group
Visit report on a fairly typical software indiustry promotional event
The Cologne Computer Conference
Snide report on a massive international conference on computational stuff in history and the social sciences, held in Cologne, at which I was first asked to join the TEI as assistant editor.
ESRC Seminar on Cataloguing Computer Files
held in London: organized by Marcia Taylor, Peter Burnhill et al.
SGML Users Group Meeting
held at BSI, London