Goodbye Compuserve

Dave McGuire mcguire at
Sun Jul 5 22:47:27 CDT 2009

   An acquaintance of mine in Maryland is somehow involved in that.   
I believe he is getting at least one.  I'm going to ping him about it  
and try to find out what's up.


On Jul 5, 2009, at 10:08 PM, Mark Davidson wrote:
> Does anyone have any idea what they are going to do with all those  
> old machines?
> Mark
> On Sun, Jul 5, 2009 at 6:46 PM, Ethan Dicks<ethan.dicks at>  
> wrote:
>> On 7/5/09, Ben <bfranchuk at> wrote:
>>> The other factor back then too, often your nearest data centre,
>>> was still a goodly sum long distance call.
>> Maybe in some parts (like the complaint on the discussion thread on
>> Slashdot about the PA customer who only had two numbers to call in
>> their area code, and both were long-distance from their house), but
>> since I grew up a few miles from the main building, we never had a
>> problem in Central Ohio with free access numbers.  There was great
>> coverage close to home. I never even used to get busy signals, not
>> even when the service was at the peak of its popularity 25 years ago.
>> Of course, paying per hour meant that people got on, did their thing,
>> then got off.  BBSes were another thing entirely - those were hard to
>> get into back then, except when Star Trek was on TV.  Mysteriously,
>> the modems were easier to reach at that time of the evening.
>> -ethan

Dave McGuire
Port Charlotte, FL

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