[vcf-midatlantic] The good old days of user groups.

Neil Cherry ncherry at linuxha.com
Mon Aug 24 14:31:29 EDT 2020

On 8/24/20 2:01 PM, Dave McGuire via vcf-midatlantic wrote:
> On 8/24/20 1:52 PM, Matt Reynolds via vcf-midatlantic wrote:

I grew up with BBSes, loved them. A few groups work well. I'd VCF is the closest. I really
do miss the Circuit Cellar BBS.

>   When I was heavily into BBSes in NJ in the mid-1980s, there was a greater than 50%
> chance that anyone I would meet there knew how to solder.  On the Internet in general, and
> Facebook in particular, it seems there's a greater than 50% chance that anyone I'd meet
> there is functionally illiterate.  The great "filter" of "you need technical know-how in
> order to even approach this" is gone.

Except on AOL ... ;-) I even think Genie users had more technical background than most
Internet users. Still trying to teach folks how to read email heads and watch URLs for

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