JASON SCOTT OF TEXTFILES.COM recently posted a very nice appreciation of me, or at least of the stuff I was doing in the textfile community back in the '80s, and I want to return the favor. In his spare time, Jason is single-handedly curating the complete history of the BBS & textfile scenes. The collection of materials at textfiles.com rivals Brewster Kahle's Internet Archive project in its determination to see online history preserved, and over the last year Jason's added a full-length documentary to the mix as he's traveled across North America to collect stories from the folks who helped drive the BBS revolution. It's fantastic to finally see serious attention being paid to this formative period for the online community, without which our personal computers would be nothing but lonely islands. Props to Jason for bringing the light!
(Christ, now I have to update those pages he linked to!)
Previously at Studio Nibble...Home