VidSF’s trying that live thing again: From 7-9 PM tonight, tonight, come by to check out the first of (one hopes) a series of monthly panel discussions called Tech Atlas SF. Tonight, hear

Katie Hafner, Brewster Kahle, and Danny O’Brien, and Cyrus Farivar jaw over this (from Farivar’s blog):

October 29, 2009 marks the 40th anniversary of the creation of the ARPANET, the precursor to the Internet. On that day, a small unknown laboratory at UCLA unleashed a force that has since spread to every corner of the globe, revolutionizing communications forever. Just two days before the actual anniversary, we will be looking back at the early days of the ARPANET and will explore what its future holds over the next 40 years.

Wheee! So, at 7 tonight, that creepy Poltergeisty player below should become gloriously active. If it doesn’t, never fear, you can watch it on livestream here.

the author

Eve Batey is the editor and publisher of the San Francisco Appeal. She used to be the San Francisco Chronicle's Deputy Managing Editor for Online, and started at the Chronicle as their blogging and interactive editor. Before that, she was a co-founding writer and the lead editor of SFist. She's been in the city since 1997, presently living in the Outer Sunset with her husband, cat, and dog. You can reach Eve at

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