Re: [LAU] Poll - Was: Hey everyone, a simple question.

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Date: Thursday, March 21, 2013 - 10:59 pm

On Thursday 21 March 2013 15:52:14 Len Ovens wrote:

I started in micros on a borrowed TRS-80 Model I.

http://oldcomputers.net/trs80i.html

With the cassette drive even. Writing games in basic and saving them to tape.
Ouch.

> Apple

BBSes. Started on an epson QX-10.

http://www.obsoletecomputermuseum.org/qx-10/

With a Hayes smartmodem 1200

http://www.cs.grinnell.edu/Hayes%20SMARTMODEM%201200

that cost me $1,200.00 for the modem and an extra $80.00 for the serial cable.

The BBS software was written in basic and I wrote extensive additions for it.

> and set one up. only problem I couldn't do music at the

When I got a pc compatible, I ran various bbs systems including fidonet stuff.
I wanted to go multiline and bought The Majot BBS by Galicticom

http://www.themajorbbs.com/bbs/index.php

I spent good money on that baby.

I still have the boxes sitting on a shelf in my office.

Probably the best hardware it ever ran on was a 386. Some version of DOS I
imagine. I think I only ever ran two lines. The board used to be listed in
the back of Computer Shopper. I think it was called the zotzBoard.

At first I ran that board out of a closet in someone else's apartment. Later
it moved to a bell towed at a local monestary where the transmitter for the
radio station I currently work for is located. This was before I worked for
the station though.

> A friend had windows (3.1 back then) ran two lines,

I think my first linux may have been slack as well. I was floppy based. (6
floppies?) The a friend and I started ordering Walnut Creek CDs.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Walnut_Creek_CDROM

all the best,

drew
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Re: [LAU] Poll - Was: Hey everyone, a simple question., Chris Bannister, (Fri Mar 22, 1:47 pm)
Re: [LAU] Poll - Was: Hey everyone, a simple question., drew Roberts, (Thu Mar 21, 10:59 pm)
Re: [LAU] Poll - Was: Hey everyone, a simple question., Ralf Mardorf, (Thu Mar 21, 11:44 pm)
Re: [LAU] Poll - Was: Hey everyone, a simple question., drew Roberts, (Fri Mar 22, 1:46 am)
Re: [LAU] Poll - Was: Hey everyone, a simple question., Ralf Mardorf, (Fri Mar 22, 12:22 am)
Re: [LAU] Poll - Was: Hey everyone, a simple question., Louigi Verona, (Thu Mar 21, 8:48 pm)