Saturday, April 06, 2013

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Welcome to the Steve Garfield forums!

Remember the early days of the web where you had to use a modem to dial up to a single line BBS? How exciting it was to find others to talk with online? I do. I created one of the first single line BBS's for Macintosh users called Mac Boston. I ran it on an IBM PC XT (Ironic) in the basement of Northeast Computer Stores in Boston. It became very popular with people dialing in from all over the world.

Remember when multiple line BBS's came out, and you could interact with others at the same time? I do. You might have seen me in Jason Scott's 'BBS Documentary' talking about it.

Remember when commercial sites came out like Prodigy, Compuserve, and Byte? I dod. I became a moderator on Byte for the Macintosh forum. Their software came out of the University of Guelph, and was the best I've ever seen for using threaded comments and promoting discussions. I met Jerry Pournelle on there.

Here, you can ask questions, help others or share your thoughts.

Let's see if we can have fun.

Come chat at the Steve Garfield forums! ;-)

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