Turn on, tune in, drive a computer revolution.
The Basel conference included presentations by psychedelic artist Alex Grey (whose painting St. Albert and the LSD Revelation Revolution is to the right) and Hofmann himself (who says his first deliberate self-experiment with LSD was a bad trip that induced paranoia and anxiety).
Missing from the slate of speakers were, arguably, LSD's two best-known "problem children," Microsoft's Bill Gates and Apple's Steve Jobs. As John Markoff, author of What the Dormouse Said: How the 60s Counterculture Shaped the Personal Computer, told a D.C. audience at a December event hosted by the Copyright Clearance Center, both have acknowledged the formative effect of dropping acid, with Jobs going so far as to call it "one of the two or three most important things that he'd done in his life."
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|Title Annotation:||LSD: Problem Child and Wonder Drug, symposium|
|Article Type:||Brief article|
|Date:||Apr 1, 2006|
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