Level 29 Brings Old-school BBS to the Modern World on an Apple IIGS

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Before the days of Web browsers and broadband Internet, online communities were hosted by single computers you connected to by dialing in over a traditional phone line via a modem. If you miss the old days -- or never had the chance to experience a BBS -- now you can, thanks to Level 29. The system runs on an Apple IIGS with a blazing fast (for 1983) 300 bps modem, but since not everyone happens to have a modem or physical phone line handy, you can also telnet in or connect via raw sockets. If you're still at a loss, go to the Level 29 website where you can view the BBS in your Web browser. It's retro-awesome, and it shows old computers can still do some really cool stuff.

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Lee Dronick

Back before the days of annoying popup ads and “floaters.”

daemon

@Lee what about the Ascii ads? There sure were a significant amount of them on log in.

Lee Dronick

I am not complaining abouts ads, they are necessary, but the intrusive ones that popup in your face and cover the content until you close them.

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