• TWiT Fidonet vs. the Internet

    From Warpslide@21:3/110.1 to All on Monday, August 01, 2022 21:52:02
    Credit to u/denzuko who posted this to r/bbs on Reddit:

    https://www.reddit.com/r/bbs/comments/wdvpvs/fidonet_vs_the_internet/

    But I thought it would be neat to share it here.

    Here's a ~12 min video of Leo Laporte talking with Cory Doctorow along with Brianna Wu & Alex Wilhelm about BBSes and Fidonet:

    https://youtu.be/dt9GrWZ8-Ng

    Leo mentions that he ran a two node BBS back in the day which carried
    Fidonet. It looks like Leo was 1:125/21 back in 1986 according to nodehist.fidonet.org.ua.

    It was neat seeing my name come up at 3:35 when Leo shows the Fidonet nodelist... :)


    Jay

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  • From Ogg@21:4/106.21 to Warpslide on Tuesday, August 02, 2022 20:24:00
    Hello Warpslide!

    ** On Monday 01.08.22 - 21:52, Warpslide wrote to All:

    Here's a ~12 min video of Leo Laporte talking with Cory
    Doctorow along with Brianna Wu & Alex Wilhelm about BBSes
    and Fidonet:

    They didn't really mention how today's BBSes use the internet
    for connections. They assumed that a "BBS" was still dialup.
    One of them comment "we're looking at the NEXT internet when
    the real internet breaks down.." ..or something like that.


    Leo mentions that he ran a two node BBS back in the day
    which carried Fidonet. It looks like Leo was 1:125/21 back
    in 1986 according to nodehist.fidonet.org.ua.

    He only seems to have stuck around for 3 years tops.


    It was neat seeing my name come up at 3:35 when Leo shows
    the Fidonet nodelist... :)

    I liked the columnar display!


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