Doc’s Place Computer Bulletin Board System (BBS) Fidonet Access Since 1991 and Still Going in 2018. No censorship with this network operated by hobbyists 😎
Before the net became a part of our lives there were bulletin board systems. Volunteer hobbyists ran BBSes on old slow personal computers.
The Fidonet network soon followed. System operators (sysops) relayed public Echomail around the world. This process copied each message to all the BBSes in the network. This was all done with old slow dial up modems.
In 1994 a company called Planet Connect offered this 3ft satellite dish. We were able to receive Fidonet Echomail via satellite saving the costly long distance calls.
Doc’s Place BBS is text based – no graphics or html. It’s running Wildcat version 5 with the Internet connect pack from 1997. The old BBS is operating on a dedicated W7 PC and connected to the net via cable modem. Come check it out.
I'm a retired auto dealer and ASE cert technician. Former Fidonet BBS system operator (sysop) turned Internet hobbyist webmaster. I blog about politics and other topics without any sugarcoating, beating around the bush, or holding back!