• Once upon a time...

    From Björn Felten@2:203/2 to All on Wednesday, March 13, 2019 07:38:23
    Once upon a time there was the BBS.

    It started with some kids, that realized what they could do with a MOdulator-DEModulator over the phone line when personal computers suddenly became available to everyone. And the rest is history. Everyone with experiences from this time is hereby urged to write your history.

    I still have my Tandy Cat. No. 26-3818 Acoustic Coupler 2 in the original package in case someone would be interested. That's 300 baud if you didn't know. 8-)



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  • From BOB ACKLEY@1:123/140 to BJƒRN FELTEN on Wednesday, March 13, 2019 16:17:28
    Once upon a time there was the BBS.

    It started with some kids, that realized what they could do with a MOdulator-DEModulator over the phone line when personal computers suddenly became available to everyone. And the rest is history. Everyone with experiences from this time is hereby urged to write your history.

    I still have my Tandy Cat. No. 26-3818 Acoustic Coupler 2 in the
    original
    package in case someone would be interested. That's 300 baud if you didn't know. 8-)

    I have a TI 300 bps acoustic terminal around here someplace. And my
    first Hayes 300 bps modem (and 1200, 2400, 4800, 9600, 14,400, 33,600 and 56,600 bps modems too - none are in use). The 9600s are synchronous
    modems made for point-to-point connections - this in the day before there
    were LANs.

    I also have 3 Heath H-89 computers (Z-80s) and a NorthStar Horizon
    (8080), all of which work just fine
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  • From Lee Lofaso@2:203/2 to Björn Felten on Thursday, March 14, 2019 16:02:55
    Hello Bjrn,

    Once upon a time there was the BBS.

    It started with some kids, that realized what they could do with a MOdulator-DEModulator over the phone line when personal computers suddenly became available to everyone. And the rest is history. Everyone with experiences from this time is hereby urged to write your history.

    I still have my Tandy Cat. No. 26-3818 Acoustic Coupler 2 in the original package in case someone would be interested. That's 300 baud if you didn't know. 8-)

    I still have my abacus. With all the beads. But no modem
    to connect it to the rest of the world ...

    --Lee

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