Nerdy By Nature: Game Night! VIP Tour of a BBS

Nerdy By Nature: Game Night! VIP Tour of a BBS

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Bulletin Board Systems enabled people to network, play games, read messages, share ideas, and download files when there was no internet (as we know it today).  This old technology, for some, is hard to understand. So, we created a walk-through video to compliment this episode to help you understand what it was like to connect with others with computers via phone lines.

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Surprisingly, Jamie (one of the bigger nerds we know), only heard of this technology.  He was intrigued. As soon as he gets his hands on a Raspberry Pi, he may just start a BBS up. Look out, Chris! You’ll have some competition right around the corner!

 

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Are you old enough to remember dialing up to a BBS? Where did you log on to and what door game(s) did you play most often? Leave a comment below. Thanks for listening.

Elijah Drown

Elijah lives in Canada and spends his spare time hosting the Nerdy By Nature Podcast, grabbing new friends to join GWW, playing board games, cycling, or playing a Barb in a Dungeons and Dragons campaign. Sitting down is not his forte as keeping busy started with three kids (2 boys and a girl). He grew up along side the PC and spent countless hours playing multiplayer Quake with a 9600 baud modem (despite the lag). These days, Steam is his favourite place to play online, along with Forza Horizon on XBOX Live (when his oldest son lets him play).

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