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

Dave McGuire mcguire at neurotica.com
Wed Aug 26 23:14:12 EDT 2020

On 8/26/20 11:10 PM, Jeffrey Jonas via vcf-midatlantic wrote:
> 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.

   SHARE is still going strong; last year's was here in Pittsburgh.  It 
was so huge that it snarled traffic in and around the city for the 
entire week.


Dave McGuire, AK4HZ
New Kensington, PA

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