Now days we all "surf the net" downloading files, posting in forums, researching information etc. I remember my first online experience was not the internet, but the old dialup BBS's. My first modem was an external 1200 baud hooked up to my Apple IIc and this was state of the art compared to the guys with the 300 baud modems My next modem a 2400 baud unit was quickly followed by a real speed demon (at the time) a U.S. Robotics 9600 baud modem.
I worked for a small company in the late eighties and my boss got interested in the BBS scene so we set up a BBS on one of the office IBM's running Wildcat! BBS software. When we closed for the day the BBS went online. We had a lot of good times running that BBS.
What got me thinking about the "old days" was finding my 9600 baud modem and ProComm software the other day rooting around in the attic. I hooked it up last night to my IIgs and it still seems to work.
Does anyone know if any Apple based BBS's are still operating? or have BBS's completely disappeared?