• New BBS Documentary

    From Wayne Harris@2:221/6 to Paul Hayton on Mon Dec 21 04:30:04 2020

    Paul Hayton - All <0@100.770.3> writes:

    Hi there.

    For info, there's a new BBS documentary soon to premier on YouTube.

    The link to it is https://youtu.be/n0OwGSX2IiQ

    Here's the video description.

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    Bulletin Board Systems (BBS's) were what people went online with before the web. This multi-part documentary shows you what BBS's do, why they are still relevant and fun to use today.

    The documentary interviews some users and system operators, both young and old. Crazy as it may sound, BBS's are actually still around today and can be accessed via the net. What you might not know, is that BBS's are really fun, they're relevant: they hold information and provide mail systems that are away from the prying eyes of Facebook and Google. They're a very sociable place to be, with messaging and chat. They have art unlike any you've ever seen and they have some really cool games and mods.

    Think of the best bits of E-mail, usenet, Reddit, Facebook Groups, filesharing and a few more bits besides. Package it all in one area, with a really cool retro aesthetic and you have a BBS. People run BBS's today because they, by and large, are passionate about engaging in a community of people with similar ideals, something they won't get anywhere else.

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    Thanks for sharing this. More relevant than never, surely. It must
    become more clear eventually that people will have to get more active in
    their organization of everything. Otherwise we leave control up to a
    minority and all hell breaks loose, patiently, and sadly most don't even realize.

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  • From Tony Langdon@3:633/410 to Paul Hayton on Mon Dec 21 19:32:00 2020

    On 12-20-20 10:05, Paul Hayton wrote to All <=-

    Hi there.

    For info, there's a new BBS documentary soon to premier on YouTube.

    The link to it is https://youtu.be/n0OwGSX2IiQ

    Here's the video description.

    Well, this sounds interesting. Going to have to watch it. :)


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  • From Gerrit Kuehn@2:240/12 to Paul Hayton on Mon Dec 21 12:00:48 2020

    Hello Paul!

    20 Dec 20 10:05, Paul Hayton wrote to All:


    The link to it is https://youtu.be/n0OwGSX2IiQ

    Great work, thanks for sharing!


    Regards,
    Gerrit

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