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

Jeffrey Jonas jeffrey.scott.jonas at gmail.com
Wed Aug 26 23:10:59 EDT 2020

replying to Herb Johnson:

A major offshoot of user groups/clubs was shareware.
SIG/M was a library of over 100: 8" floppies freely shared by the CP/M groups.
There were IBM 1130 groups in the 70s that shared software and newsletters.
SHARE was for IBM mainframe folks to share software, libraries,
documentation, etc.

Science Fiction fandom and anime clubs were similar
with APAs, newsletters and fanzines (fan published magazines),
being slow to adopt all electronic forums due to the digital-divide
(many members had no computer access).

-- jeff jonas

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