Quoting Daryl Stout to Nancy Backus on 07-02-15 11:21 <=-
We had that sort of thing here in Rochester, too... back in the old
days... :) Reinforced the sense of community... :) And at least one
bbs grew out of a local computer interest group...
I remember at one of the gatherings, a female Sysop (who ran an
adult based BBS (i.e. "R" content) would be "carding" potential users.
And the COOKING echo picnics are a different form of the same idea...
getting together in person, putting faces to names, and real-time
The funny part is that you make a mental image of the person you
type with...or as in the case of ham radio, talk with. But, when you finally meet them in person, they don't look at all like you pictured them!!
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