[Smaug] How long have you been on the net?

Joe Sharmer jsharmer at gmail.com
Thu Nov 10 17:24:43 PST 2005


I can put on a showing in Colorado if anyone is interested :)
 Joe


 On 11/10/05, cerise at armory.com <cerise at armory.com> wrote:
>
> Ahhh, Rogue...
>
> In 1981, my mother was teaching me how to read on a TRS-80. I don't
> believe
> it was until 83 that we got a 300 baud modem. Shortly thereafter, we
> upgraded
> to a Tandy 1000 which still sits in my room at home.
>
> One of these days, I'll learn about monitors so that I can repair its
> monitor.
>
> I'm interested in the BBS Documentary as well. Sounds like something we
> ought
> to show at a meeting, albeit in a different place than Tiny's. Or on a
> weekend.
>
> -Phil/CERisE
>
> On Thu, Nov 10, 2005 at 07:20:57AM -0700, Joe Sharmer wrote:
> > 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 ;).
> > Joe
> >
> >
> > 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.
> > >
> > > -m
> > >
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