[vcf-midatlantic] A 1986 bulletin board system has brought the old Web back to life in 2017

Derrik Walker v2.0 dwalker at doomd.net
Sun Apr 9 21:11:27 EDT 2017

On 04/09/2017 12:20 AM, Evan Koblentz via vcf-midatlantic wrote:
>> Well, this is interesting ...
>> https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2017/04/a-1986-bulletin-board-system-has-brought-the-old-web-back-to-life-in-2017/ 
> Not impressed! He's using all kinds of modern hardware and telephony 
> tricks. The VCFed BBS, under development, will be a REAL dial-in 
> service. There will be telnet access too, but no microcontrollers or 
> modern translation adapters or anything of the sort. Just a bare-metal 
> MS-DOS server, MajorBBS software, an analog PBX with GSM antenna, and 
> Internet access.

I think it's cool that some of the modern technology keeps the retro 
stuff accessible in modern times.

( this coming from the person who runs Mach Ten in a Mac Plus emulator 
on a modern Linux box - and it's WAY faster than it ever was on any 
hardware Mac I ran it on! )

-- Derrik

Derrik Walker v2.0, RHCE
dwalker at doomd.net

"Those UNIX guys, they think weird!" -- John C. Dvorak

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