• MY FIRSTS

    From Utopian Galt@21:4/108 to All on Tuesday, April 11, 2023 20:44:39
    I ran WWIV at age 15 in 1995.


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  • From Diamond Dave@21:1/194 to Utopian Galt on Wednesday, April 12, 2023 04:49:29
    Re: MY FIRSTS
    By: Utopian Galt to All on Tue Apr 11 2023 08:44 pm

    I ran WWIV at age 15 in 1995.

    I ran WWIV at age 23 in 1993. Had to start somewhere. :)

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  • From Nightfox@21:1/137 to Utopian Galt on Wednesday, April 12, 2023 10:12:22
    Re: MY FIRSTS
    By: Utopian Galt to All on Tue Apr 11 2023 08:44 pm

    I ran WWIV at age 15 in 1995.

    :) I had set up WWIV on my first PC soon after I got it in 1992 (I was 12) but I didn't put it online as we didn't have a separate phone line yet.. We ended up getting a second phone line for my PC in 1994, and I decided to take the most advantage of it by setting up a BBS at that time (I was 14). I decided to use RemoteAccess.

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  • From Digital Man to Diamond Dave on Wednesday, April 12, 2023 11:40:54
    Re: MY FIRSTS
    By: Diamond Dave to Utopian Galt on Wed Apr 12 2023 04:49 am

    I ran WWIV at age 15 in 1995.

    I ran WWIV at age 23 in 1993. Had to start somewhere. :)

    I ran WWIV from 1988-1990 (ages 18-20). We're apparently the same age. :-)
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  • From k9zw@21:1/224 to Utopian Galt on Wednesday, April 12, 2023 06:07:59
    On 11 Apr 2023, Utopian Galt said the following...

    I ran WWIV at age 15 in 1995.

    Awesome!

    Started with original Fido in '84 switching to OPUS about the end of '85/beginning of '86, myself.

    Was absolutely fascinated in the use of non-realtime packet switchstream (store and forward using dark (unused) connectivity) to send and get messages from stateside to wherever I was overseas.

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  • From Diamond Dave@21:1/194 to Digital Man on Wednesday, April 12, 2023 17:06:50
    Re: MY FIRSTS
    By: Digital Man to Diamond Dave on Wed Apr 12 2023 11:40 am

    I ran WWIV at age 23 in 1993. Had to start somewhere. :)

    I ran WWIV from 1988-1990 (ages 18-20). We're apparently the same age. :-)

    You're three months younger than me. :)

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  • From Spectre@21:3/101 to Diamond Dave on Thursday, April 13, 2023 08:15:00
    I ran WWIV at age 15 in 1995.

    I ran WWIV at age 23 in 1993. Had to start somewhere. :)

    Ponder, first thing I ran was probably remote access somewhere about 1990, maybe 91 at age 20-21. Had to get my own phone line...

    Spec


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  • From Diamond Dave@21:1/194 to Spectre on Wednesday, April 12, 2023 19:47:56
    Re: MY FIRSTS
    By: Spectre to Diamond Dave on Thu Apr 13 2023 08:15 am

    I ran WWIV at age 15 in 1995.

    I ran WWIV at age 23 in 1993. Had to start somewhere. :)

    Ponder, first thing I ran was probably remote access somewhere about 1990, maybe 91 at age 20-21. Had to get my own phone line...

    I got my own phone line as well. It gave me an excuse to get one :)

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  • From Roon@21:4/148 to Diamond Dave on Thursday, April 13, 2023 17:17:30
    Hello Diamond,

    12 Apr 23 17:06, you wrote to Digital Man:

    Re: MY FIRSTS
    By: Digital Man to Diamond Dave on Wed Apr 12 2023 11:40 am

    I ran WWIV at age 23 in 1993. Had to start somewhere. :)

    I ran WWIV from 1988-1990 (ages 18-20). We're apparently the same
    age. :-)

    You're three months younger than me. :)

    am i the youngest here with '81?

    Regards,
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  • From Xenos@21:4/147 to Diamond Dave on Saturday, April 15, 2023 04:11:02
    BY: Diamond Dave (21:1/194)

    |05On |11Wednesday,April 12, 2023 at 03:49, |14Diamond Dave (21:1/194)|05 wrote:|07

    |11DD|09> |02 Re: MY FIRSTS|07
    |11DD|09> |02 By: Utopian Galt to All on Tue Apr 11 2023 08:44 pm|07
    |11DD|09> |07
    |11DD|09> |02> I ran WWIV at age 15 in 1995.|07
    |11DD|09> |07
    |11DD|09> |02I ran WWIV at age 23 in 1993. Had to start somewhere. :)|07

    I ran WWIV at 24 in 1991. You guys make me feel old. :D

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  • From Blue White@21:4/134 to Xenos on Saturday, April 15, 2023 09:39:15
    Xenos wrote to Diamond Dave <=-

    I ran WWIV at 24 in 1991. You guys make me feel old. :D

    If this is a WWIV party then I guess I am out. :)

    I ran GT Power at ~18 in 1988. I am still running it on another system.
    I tried a system called Colossus before GT, but could not get it to answer
    the phone properly. There were many GT systems in my area at the time so
    it was easy to get help.


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  • From The Godfather@21:3/165 to Xenos on Saturday, April 15, 2023 19:35:08
    I ran WWIV at 24 in 1991. You guys make me feel old. :D

    Lol I think I was right there with you, maybe even closer to 1989 ... To make you feel better, I ran C-Net in 1985 or 1986, I forget which year..

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  • From Xenos@21:4/147 to The Godfather on Monday, April 17, 2023 14:33:16
    BY: The Godfather (21:3/165)

    |05On |11Saturday,April 15, 2023 at 18:35, |14The Godfather (21:3/165)|05 wrote:|07

    |11TG|09> |02Xe> I ran WWIV at 24 in 1991. You guys make me feel old. :D|07 |11TG|09> |07
    |11TG|09> |02Lol I think I was right there with you, maybe even closer to 1989 ... To|07
    |11TG|09> |02make you feel better, I ran C-Net in 1985 or 1986, I forget which year..|07

    If I had convinced my parents to get an Atari 1030, I'd probably have run an AMIS or other Atari 8-bit BBS around that time (1985) too.

    p.s. I had to get my parents cooperation to buy stuff from overseas because Atari computer hardware was not readily available here in the Philippines at the time.


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