Dr. Dobbs to cease?
Roy J. Tellason
rtellason at verizon.net
Tue Jan 13 11:08:40 CST 2009
On Tuesday 13 January 2009 01:46:31 am Richard wrote:
> In article <496C2895.1020203 at oldskool.org>,
> Jim Leonard <trixter at oldskool.org> writes:
> > An excellent observation, and one that has been hard for me to adjust
> > to. My memories of dialing BBSes are fond because using a BBS wasn't
> > always trivial, so the people you met via BBSes had to have at least a
> > base level of intelligence in order for you to meet.
> I suppose that depends on which BBS you used; around Utah, the biggest
> BBS was a multi-line chat system called "Lower Lights" and believe me
> the minimum intelligence level needed to get on that system was pretty
This area was dominated for a while (pre-PC) by BBSs running on C64s, with
pretty much the same crowd on all of them. There were a few exceptions,
though, one guy running on an Apple of some sort (moved to a IIgs at some
point) and another that ran on an Osborne Executive! On that one you got
dropped at a CP/M prompt. :-)
I have the external HD box w/ controller from that one sitting at about arm's
length from me with the ST225 I retrofitted into it still in there.
Member of the toughest, meanest, deadliest, most unrelenting -- and
ablest -- form of life in this section of space, a critter that can
be killed but can't be tamed. --Robert A. Heinlein, "The Puppet Masters"
Information is more dangerous than cannon to a society ruled by lies. --James
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