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

Dave McGuire mcguire at neurotica.com
Mon Aug 24 21:56:42 EDT 2020

On 8/24/20 9:53 PM, Mike Loewen via vcf-midatlantic wrote:
>> 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.
>     Our Xenix BBS in Tacoma, WA didn't even have file areas, just 
> message areas and real-time chat. There were interest-specific message 
> areas, but the real-time chat was the hot ticket. We had 4 phone lines, 
> and they were all tied up between 4:00 P.M. and 2:00 A.M. There were a 
> few jerks, but our user base were generally good people. A bunch of us 
> would even get together for pizza, parties, etc. This was mid-'80s.

   A bunch of us in NJ did that too, every so often.  It was a really 
great time.


Dave McGuire, AK4HZ
New Kensington, PA

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