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WELCOME BBS'ers

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Commodore was instrumental in the initial development of Bulletin Board Systems/Servers (BBS'). C= users developed a vast amount of software at a time in history when computers did not talk to each other. (No, little Johnny, the Internet did not always exist.) These people wanted a way to give their software away because there also was not much in the way of professional software development at in the early 1980's.

When Commodore released a $100 modem in January of 1982, the BBS world exploded. At a time when 99% of consumers had never heard the word modem, that price was trully amazing.
see: http://www.commodore.ca/gallery/adverts ... _may83.jpg

In case you care, Micheal Tomczyk, Jack Tramiels right hand man in the early 80's, takes most of the Commodore credit for pushing the development on this item. see: http://www.commodore.ca/history/people/ ... omczyk.htm
and
http://www.commodore.ca/products/vic20/ ... vic-20.htm

You may find this 1986 Buyers Guide to Modems to be useful if you want to get your machine 'on-line' http://www.commodore.ca/gallery/magazin ... _Mar86.jpg

Corporately, Commodore was the first Computer company to support a BBS system with its Commodore Information Network (which I think was merged into Compuserve, which was merged in AOL, which is about to be merged into a big black hole).

Ok, enough with the blah blah blah... well THERE BACK BABY!!!!

Our friend Wiskow, is going to post information on his BBS in this forum and moderate what goes on in it... so BE NICE... I here it is ex-millitary and he will kick your butt if you annoy him :)
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Thanks for the intro... I'll do my best! ;-)
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Post by Galaxus »

Will this board be just for Dial-In BBS's? If not, I know of a Telnet BBS that we may want to mention called "Jamming Signal". But there's nothing like hearing a modem connect to a Commodore many miles away via POTS!

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Post by gklinger »

Actually, there are *lots* of telnet boards and the community is alive and well. Wiskow's BBS offers dial-up which makes it unique. Perhaps it will be the first of many.
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Galaxus wrote:Will this board be just for Dial-In BBS's?
Not at all... This board is for any and all BBS's run on any computer manufactured by Commodore Business Machines. :-)

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