#19 - Project Flame

Thursday, March 20, 2014 - 05:57 PM

(Ted Sutton)

In 1966, a bored college freshman created Project Flame, an early computer dating system that promised to pair lonely hearts. Project Flame was an overnight sensation. The only problem was that the guy who founded didn't have a computer. Or any idea how to use one. 

Thanks for listening. We found out about Project Flame from an obscure weblog called Slate.com. If you like our show, please subscribe to us on iTunes. Or you can follow PJ and Alex and TLDR on Twitter. 


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Comments [2]

Rachael from Utah

I was enchanted listening to this story and I think I fell in love with Mr. Sutton just a skosh. The final version of Paper Moon....I'd love to know more about it. All in all, a storytelling work of art.

Mar. 27 2014 12:59 AM
Hannah Weinberger

Hahahahaha 'obscure weblog.' #zingggg Slate, your move. Great piece btw!

Mar. 20 2014 07:31 PM

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