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GenXGrownUp Backtrack: Bulletin Board Systems

GenXGrownUp Backtrack: Bulletin Board Systems

About This Episode There was once a time when it took hours to download a file, when you had to find out from friends and magazines the numbers to the best… well.. let’s call them “sites,” and when your home phone (no mobile back then) was the same line that you used...

Nerdy By Nature: Game Night! Play BBS Door Games with Us.

Nerdy By Nature: Game Night! Play BBS Door Games with Us.

Twenty two years ago marked the transition between an era of localized connections, to wide area networking. Thanks, to high speed internet, the Bulletin Board System would soon become nearly extinct.  From the late 70s to mid nineties, text-based adventuring was a...

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

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

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...

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