Introduction


Presented in reverse chronology, this history stretches from the present back to the Fellowship's 1970 founding, and beyond.
(See "Blog Archive" in the sidebar below.) It draws from many sources, including The Fellowship of Friends - Living Presence Discussion, the Internet Archive, the former Fellowship of Friends wiki project, cult education and awareness sites, news archives, and from the editor's own 13-year experience in the Fellowship.

The portrait that emerges stands in stark contrast to sanitized versions presented on the Fellowship's array of
alluring websites, and on derivative sites created by Burton's now-estranged
disciple, Asaf Braverman.

Thursday, December 15, 1977

The Fellowship of Friends computerizes

[ed. - Around this time, the Fellowship installed an IBM System/34 computer at its "Ouspensky Office" in Oregon House. Primary functions were financial management and database. Once again, the Fellowship's historical roster was "reset," this time with Robert Burton assuming the member #1 position (replacing Bonita Guido, who had previously occupied the #1 position.) With a few notable exceptions (such as James Vincent Randazzo and Yorgos Savides), members who left before this time were dropped from the rolls, and only current members remained on the roster. There would have been around 1,055 names on the new roster.]

No comments:

Post a Comment