I was doing the last check mail/check aggregator of the day and I decided to peek at the server's log files when, at 22:45:26, I saw a hit coming from an IP address that did not look familiar.
I called Matt on the phone and we kept receiving real time reports from Mikel, while we were trying to figure out what was going on in that room on the other side of the world. At some point we got "marc is going off, rallying the crowd", I have spent the whole summer of '98 making demos with Marc in Trieste, I could perfectly picture the scene. It went on until 23:11 when Mikel wrote "we're done", but not before saying hi to David Weinberger who was sitting right next to Mikel.
As stupid as it might seem... it has been exciting.