Commodork: Sordid Tales from a BBS Junkie

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Lulu.com, 2011 - Computers - 168 pages
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For nearly two decades, computer-based Bulletin Board Systems were the primary method of communication between computer users. As suddenly as they gained popularity, they were made obsolete by the next big thing - a newfangled system called the Internet.Commodork: Sordid Tales from a BBS Junkie takes its readers on an exciting journey through the BBS era. Through the author's personal tales and adventures, readers will discover more about these amazing times and what it was like to grow up online. With tales of copyfests, BBS parties and random acts of online debauchery, those who were there will find themselves reminiscing, while those who weren't will enjoy learning about life ""before the 'net.""You know, back when we used to modem uphill, both ways in the snow.
 

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User Review  - dirac - LibraryThing

As a Commodore 64 owner, this book told me that I am not alone. I think I rated it so high as it was a story about my youth. I used to go to friends' houses and bring along my 1541 drive so that we ... Read full review

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Commodork: Sordid Tales from a BBS Junkie chronicles Rob O’Hara’s personal experiences with the Commodore 64 computer, the pre-Internet communication medium known as the Bulletin Board System (BBS ... Read full review

Contents

Looking Back
7
Old School
17
Apples
25
The Adventure Begins
39
Bulletin Boards
49
Copyfests
60
The OK Krackers
75
Death and Rebirth
84
TBH405
98
SAZ SiTH and TDKEB
112
Hello Internet
127
The Downward Spiral
140
Retroville
154
Where Are They Now?
165
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