“Information Wants to be Free”: The history of that quote
Joshua Gans

I was at the conference, too, representing Omni magazine. And the two things I remember 30 years later. Brand asked everyone in one of those sharing circles to introduce themselves. Brand spoke last and said, “I’m here for the contact high.” And there was one pay phone in the whole army barracks where the conference was held. I saw John Draper sitting on the floor at that phone saying something like, “You should be here….everybody’s here….” I wish I had a photo of that scene. Cap’n Crunch himself on a pay phone.