Radical software

To make his point, Gillette chose the name Raindance as an ironic reference to the Rand Corporation, then and now an establishment think tank advising government and industry. 

Gillette's concept grew out of a matrix of ideas, events, and relationships that had developed over the previous years. One important passage was his friendship with Alan Krebs' and his association with Kreb's Free University on East 14th Street in New York, where he taught a seminar in McLuhan during the winter of 1967-68.