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Trip down BBS memory lane

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11:38 am on Feb 18, 2019 (gmt 0)

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While large chunks of the US used this year's Snowmageddon to binge on streaming TV or tweet selfies with snowmen, take a moment to remember the Great Blizzard of 1978, which led to the first Bulletin Board Service (BBS) taking to the phone lines 41 years ago.

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Whew! Been there done that, from 1982-1997. Actually made a little money along the way. Those were the days. :)
12:57 pm on Feb 18, 2019 (gmt 0)

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That's really early BBS.
My BBS was relatively late at 1986-ish (can't remember the exact date).

Yes, those were the days.
4:27 am on Feb 26, 2019 (gmt 0)

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FWIW 'telnet bbs' is a good search term for this thread.
7:23 am on Mar 5, 2019 (gmt 0)

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If you like Reddit /r/bbs, you might also like /r/telnet too.
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A friend on mine received a C-64 for Christmas, 82 or 83. It had this very odd looking tape deck with it. :P I ended up getting one later that year. He ended up with modem at some point and was running a BBS from it, I never managed to convince Dad to get the modem for myself. My friend was truly a genius and last I heard was someone big at Netflix. I was in Kansas visiting family friends with my Mother and one of the kids there had a modem, we were communicating with my friend on his BBS back in PA. I could only imagine what the phone bill was. That is the first time I can recall using a computer to communicate with another one.
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I finished my BBS with 8 lines, all 56k and milked that one more year before giving up (the net was starting to take off at the time ... 1998-9) and fully moved to the web and concentrated on SITE rather than ACCESS (and subscriptions). Made a difference ... and left me with a host of "expensive junk" that had no further use. Sigh. What I didn't sell off I eventually threw away sometime in 2002.