[NetBehaviour] Remembering BBS Boards

Simon Biggs s.biggs at eca.ac.uk
Mon Jul 27 15:17:22 CEST 2009


Perhaps a Wiki is a good place to start ­ we can all throw in what we
remember and see what we have.

Simon Biggs
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From: marc garrett <marc.garrett at furtherfield.org>
Reply-To: NetBehaviour for networked distributed creativity
<netbehaviour at netbehaviour.org>
Date: Mon, 27 Jul 2009 13:59:35 +0100
To: NetBehaviour for networked distributed creativity
<netbehaviour at netbehaviour.org>
Subject: Re: [NetBehaviour] Remembering BBS Boards

HI all,

I thought that I'd Step back into the BBS discussion - I've been away
for a couple of days so I missed out.

As Alan mentioned, it would be very fascinating and great for
contemporary Internet users if there was a publication about BBS
culture. Especially grass root BBS's - features around various artists,
thinkers, activists and groups who used them at the time and where they
are now...

marc




> I've wanted to see a history of these for years - there was and still is,
> http://www.mono.org that I was on for quite a while. Their cultures were
> amazing and really undocumented (I feel the same about newsgroups, in
> spite of Google, and early IRC) and important since they grew into other
> modes of "web 2.0" which should be "web 0.0" or some such - ascii-based
> community.
>
> Anyway, thanks!
>
> - Alan
>
> On Fri, 24 Jul 2009, marc garrett wrote:
>
>> Remembering BBS Boards
>>
>> A few of the BBS Boards I used before the Internet and its early days -
>> Fast Breeder, Cybercafe, New World Disorder, ENTITY, Blue Obsession,
>> Darkness Descends and many more...
>>
>> "A Bulletin Board System, or BBS, is a computer system running software
>> that allows users to connect and log in to the system using a terminal
>> program. Once logged in, a user can perform functions such as uploading
>> and downloading software and data, reading news and bulletins, and
>> exchanging messages with other users, either through electronic mail or
>> in public message boards. Many BBSes also offer on-line games, in which
>> users can compete with each other, and BBSes with multiple phone lines
>> often provide chat rooms, allowing users to interact with each other."
>>
>> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bulletin_board_system
>>
>> My main involvement with BBS Boards began with Cybercafe with a certain
>> MR.Bunting (http://www.irational.org/cybercafe)
>>
>> marc
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