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

RETRO Innovations go4retro at go4retro.com
Mon Aug 24 21:41:50 EDT 2020

On 8/24/2020 8:33 PM, Alexander Pierson via vcf-midatlantic wrote:
> The article mentioned TPUG, the Toronto PET Users Group.  These days, they exist in part as a Discord group (however, I'm sure someone like Leif Bloomquist can speak to the nature of their current existence better).  I think that's pretty cool.
They still have regular meetings as well.
> The bulk of my interaction these days with vintage computer enthusiasts is done on that platform (though the VCFed Discord is rather... quiet).  The youth of the hobby have found a home there, either on smaller manufacturer-specific servers, or larger generalist servers with plenty of cross-pollination between minis, micros, homebrews, etc. of a variety of makes and models. The SNR varies between servers of course, which can be jarring.

What better to approximate the message bases of BBS systems :-) I 
remember logging into some back in the day and finding nice technical 
treasures message after message.  Then, another BBS with local events 
were a hotbed of name calling and childish put downs.

Ah, BBSes :-)

And, if you *REALLY* want that traditional experience, some of the 
Telnet BBS systems are pretty active.


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