The first one was a tiny affair in New York'sJavitz center. I had exhibited in Javitz before, and at first I could notfind the development it was in a small basement reveal hall under the mainhall. There were just two short aisles of booths, with companies likeNetcom, and dealers of TCP/IP program for Windows computers. 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 one of the crucial great newswires, it had fallen on hardtimes and been via a chain of owners. Eventually it would loseall its newspaper clients and be sold to the Saudis and finally theMoonies. In 1992 it still was enough of a major newsorganization, but to expand ClariNet it was time to try to get thebig boys the Associated Press and Reuters. I entered initialcontract talks they were going to be a lot more pricey, but wehad grown and could afford it. However, unlike UPI, Reuters didno editorial type of stories at our level of product, and APdid a reasonably meager class in their stripped down AP Onlineproduct. I have said that this represents the maximum level of computer reliabilitypossible.