Quote Of The Day

"Victory goes to the player who makes the next-to-last mistake - Chessmaster Savielly Grigorievitch Tartakower (1887-1956)"

Thursday, December 22, 2011

The 1980s Internet...

This is how I used to 'get online' 25 years ago. I splashed out on a audio coupler to call the newly formed bulletin boards. It was all very text based. State of the art phone too - with buttons! I was the envy of the Computing Club!


  1. I happened to be thinking this morning that many of today's internet junkies will never know the meaning of the word 'baud' let alone the excitement when you went from 9600 to 14400...

  2. I used to use CompuServe with it's B protocol for transfering files. And then the better B+ version came out. And the CompuServe CB Simulator - world's first online chat service - with it's funny commands like squelch. Ah., happy days.