👴 OK kids...
If you wanna learn from those who came before, here's a comprehensive 5-hour #documentary about bulletin board systems. 🤓
(Of course, given the world back then it's mostly 5 hours of old white guys. So it goes!)
@stemid yeah adobe bought them out and soon directed people to InDesign for "upgrades". I don't think most people really paid much attention to Aldus/Adobe though back then ... there weren't really any viable alternatives (yet)!
@downey I read Amiga Format in those days, and it advertised UK BBSes, which I decided to dial in to from Belgium. My mom was not amused when she got the phone bill 😬
@downey Good memories. First time I met online friends IRL was when my favorite BBS organized a meet up.
@downey Of everything I miss about the old days, the BBSes are what I miss the most. Will probably watch this over the weekend.
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