Minitel (1979-2012): its past and our future

2012 is the year that Europe shuts down its proto-Internets. First, the BBC announced that teletex was getting the axe and today France is shutting down the Minitel x.25 network. These technologies, both started in the late 1970s, were ahead of their times and, in many ways, may still be.

BBS Servers & Clients

BBS Servers The BBS Corner’s Telnet BBS Guide is an online directory of dial-up and telnet accessible Bulletin Board Systems, updated and published monthly (the map below is generated from the September 2010 list. The Synchronet BBS List is published by one of the last remaining BBS-software vendors, and only […]

Back In The Day: The BBS

Some people develop an emotional attachment to technology. For some guys it’s their trucks, when I was 12 it was the BBS. I was looking around for some old software from the Pre-Netscape era when I pulled up a May 2002 Salon.com article titled When 300 baud was the bomb. Yeah. That’ s what […]