Jason Scott writes about the end of the ... / 2009-03-11

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Jason Scott writes about the end of the Computer shopper magazine. One thing he notes are the big listings of BBS numbers in the small classified ads. An amazing amount of BBS history and related information is hidden in those ads.
Computer Shopper, December 1987, BBS ads
Computer Shopper, December 1987, BBS ads
Computer Shopper, December 1987, BBS ads detail
Computer Shopper, December 1987, BBS ads detail

One sample:

(714)688-3204 Riverside. Baud:
3/12/24, online: 24hrs. (disk
space = 160mb) SysOp: Richard
Adkins. ATARI ONLY BBS. For
Supporting Atari-St and Atari
8 bit computers.

Ah, back when the world was divided into Atari, Amiga, Commodore 64 and other camps. Interesting is that the phone number (714)688-3204 shows up in searches with different bbs names: "The Widowmaker" (December 1991), "R.A.C.E. BBS" (undated), "Starlink Line 1" (September 1991), "Starlink" (August 1992).

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