Do you remember the time of the BBS?

@fannitia (2170)
Bulgaria
September 27, 2010 4:15pm CST
This is a question about the pre-internet era or the step before the www. For the younger members - the BBS - Bulletin Board System - was a way to access a distant computer over a phone line using a modem. I have emotional memories about these first attempts to reach far away in the world. A friend of my husband had access to a server in a telephone company and was able to make conections free of charge. One time he came home at a party and connected with a server of NASA. In my country at that time it was something unbelievable!
1 response
@dawnald (84131)
• Shingle Springs, California
27 Sep 10
vaguely vaguely I remember connecting to a BBS, but I have no clue what it was any more...
@fannitia (2170)
• Bulgaria
28 Sep 10
You could download or upload programs and things. But I remember this as the first possibility to connect with the world.