There were just two short aisles of booths, with businesses likeNetcom, and sellers of TCP/IP program for Windows computer systems. Onebooth was stacked 6 feet high with empty boxes of their "Internet in a Box"product which wasn't quite ready, so the joke was that the product wasjust
the box. UPI had worked well for us in our early years, but it was a dyingorganization. Once probably the most great
newswires, it had fallen on hardtimes and been via a series of homeowners. Eventually it'd loseall its newspaper clients and be sold to the Saudis and finally theMoonies. In 1992 it still was enough of a significant newsorganization, but to expand ClariNet it was time to try to get thebig boys the Associated Press and Reuters.