The "Good ol' Days"

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I'm a relative newcomer to modern blogging, although I've been "online" since the early 1980's. Back then Bulletin Board Systems ("BBS") were popular and run be individuals like myself (Geeks with nothing better to do). :-) Some BBS System Operators ("SYSOPS") allowed their BBS to communicate with other BBSs and transfer email (they weren't called emails then) from one computer to another.

Since everything was telephone based, one BBS would call another BBS and transfer messages from one system to another. Your computer might make a few long distance calls and those computers would make a few calls and so on. Within a 2-3 days your message had been transferred to someone across the country and they replied.

I consider this the earliest form of "bloggin" but many disagree.

I'd like to know if there are any old BBS users still around. I can't be the only one. Can you reach back in your memory banks and pull out an old BBS name? Mine was AVERY I.

WOW!! What a walk down Amnesia Lane.

Yours truly,
Greg J. Gardner
Asset Investment Trust Director
112 S. Main St, Clover, SC
877-567-2513 (Ext 101)


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Don Eichler
Eichler Properties - Granbury, TX

Greg, I been wondering is that your date next to you in the picture?  :) :) :)

Jan 26, 2009 08:56 PM #1
Greg Gardner
Blithernet Online Classifieds - Banner Elk, NC

In fact she is my "date".  I take my daughter on regular "dates". My hope is that no boy will ever treat her as good as dad.  I set a pretty high standard.  So far, she still prefers my company to "a boy".  :-)  I guess that won't last much longer.

Jan 27, 2009 07:56 AM #2
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