[Smaug] How long have you been on the net?
jsharmer at gmail.com
Thu Nov 10 06:20:57 PST 2005
Alright.. its funny the topics that bring the lurkers out (like me)
I too was online in 81 with my trusty old Vic20 and 300 baud modem ;) I
also remember going to a friends house and being able to dial in to the UCSC
systems and playing games (I think it was rogue) with other people. After
that I was hooked. I went from the Vic20 to the C64, ran a bbs on that, then
the Amiga and another bbs etc..
The bbs documentary is fantastic! I highly recommend seeing it. It brought
back so many memorys of the 'good ole days'. I even started looking at the
slew of telnet bbs's around but quickly lost interest ;).
On 11/9/05, Max Baker <max at warped.org> wrote:
> On Wed, Nov 09, 2005 at 06:22:29PM -0800, Thomas Leavitt wrote:
> > Well, in that case, the first time I logged onto a BBS was at 300 baud
> > in 1981 ...
> Hey, now that's getting off the off-topic! BBSing is a whole 'nother bag
> of worms. I didn't start BBSing till 1200 BAUD :-) Anyone else besides
> me get a copy of the BBS documentary that came out this year? I could
> maybe arrange a showing or something. It's broken up into 1/2 hour
> episodes with a PBS feel.
> Incidentally, I originally signed up my domain name because I had
> illusions of porting WWIV (BBS Software) over to telnet and running my
> board, The Warped BBS, off the internet. Then the web came and destroyed
> the BBSing scene and I went off to college.
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