The Last
Digerati Dinner





February 2000: "A few TEDs ago, John Brockman began hosting an annual Millionaires' Dinner in honor of his acquaintances at the conference whose net worth exceeded seven figures. But rising equity values prompted Brockman to rename his party the Billionaires' Dinner. Last year, Steve Case, Jeff Bezos, and Nathan Myhrvold joined such comparatively impoverished multimillionaires as Barnes & Noble's Steve Riggio, EarthLink's Sky Dayton, and Marimba's Kim Polese. The dinner party was a microcosm of a newly dominant sector of American business." — Gary Wolf, Wired
January 8, 2001: "These days, it's open season on the Web. Where that will take us now is anybody's guess, but it won't be back to headier times, says John Brockman, a New York literary agent who became known in Silicon Valley over the past several years for throwing an annual "Billionaires Dinner".....He wants to change the name of the event. "This year," he says. "It's the 'Joy of the Ordinary Income Dinner.' .....Bon appetit and pass the Rolaids." — Kara Swisher, The Wall Street Journal

The Last Digerati Dinner
Cibo — Monterey, California — February 22, 2001
A Photo Album









Gloria Rudisch Minsky
Pattie Hillis

Other guests (not pictured): Pam Alexander, Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide ; Kurt Andersen , Powerful Media ; Dana Ardi, Flatiron Partners ; Chip Bayers, Wired; Jeff Bezos, amazon.com; David Braunscvhig, Lazard; Rachel Chou, Scholastic.com ; Jim Daly, Business 2.0; Esther Dyson, EDventure Holdings; Jeffrey Epstein, J. Epstein & Co.; Frank Gehry, Frank Gehry & Associates ; Murray Gell-mann, Physicist; John Heilmann; J.C. Herz, Joystick Nation; Danny Hillis, Applied Minds; John Hockenberry, Dateline NBC; Matt Jacobson, iBlast Networks; Elizabeth Lesly Stevens, Talk; Katinka Matson, Brockman, Inc.; Julia Moffett, The Markle Foudation; Walter Mossberg, The Wall Street Journal ; Kim Polese, Marimba; Jon Richmond, News Digital Media; Alexander Rose, The Long Now Foundation; Peter Schwartz, Global Business Network; Megan Smith, PlanetOut Partners; Cyndi Stivers, Time Out New York; Linda Stone, Microsoft; Kara Swisher, The Wall Street Journal ; Yossi Vardi, ICQ; Gary Wolf, Wired; Michael Wolff, New York Magazine; Richard Saul Wurman, TED.

John Brockman, Editor and Publisher

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