Friday, 5 August 2022

The Internet Origin Story You Know Is Wrong

quote [ Underlying many of the problems we associate with social media are failures of creativity and care. ]

This compares the maintenance of BBSes with criticism of current platforms.
[SFW] [science & technology] [+3]
[by Paracetamol@6:46pmGMT]


conception said @ 9:23pm GMT on 5th Aug [Score:1 Insightful]
There are many games from the BBS era, and text games in general, that are fun but the interfaces and expectations we have just don't work for them as well. The dependence on iconography and massive games really stunted what could be possible by and large. I suppose discord and slack -could- be that new platform but haven't really seen it take off.
WeiYang said[1] @ 10:26pm GMT on 5th Aug
I remember downloading the Tonya Harding sex vid off of a local BBS. Good times. in like 6 parts at 14.4. We worked for our porn back then,
yunnaf said[1] @ 2:01pm GMT on 7th Aug
I remember downloading Tetris and Norton Utilities. My memory is fading but there was something about a utility in NU that let you bypass copy protection of Lotus 123.

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