Welcome to the BBS
Before the internet became popular, people called bulletin board systems over a telephone line with a modem. They provided a place to converse with other users, transfer files, play games, any of the things we do on modern social networks. I started my own BBS on February 2, 1991, and ran it to early 1997. I wrote a popular game and had the most fun I ever have using a computer.
In 2015, I began work on my own retro-style BBS software called Disboardia. I write it in Ruby, and work on it in my spare time, when I want to program and have fun. I wanted to get it going by the 25th anniversary of my BBS in 2016, but didn’t get it ready quite in time. Maybe by the summer! In the meantime, I put up a BBS running Synchronet. This software has existed since the good old days, and will serve for now. Enjoy.
Accessing the BBS
In the good old days you would use a modem to call a bulletin board over a phone line. Now you just use telnet. Just telnet to disboardia.net to begin the fun. For the most authentic experience, check out Syncterm. If you have trouble accessing the BBS then contact me.
Other Interesting Links
If you’d like to learn more about bulletin board systems, then check out these links.