Bulletin Board Systems

In the late 1970s, computer hobbyists in Chicago set up the first public-access computerized bulletin board system (BBS). Inspired by physical bulletin boards in grocery stores and other public locations, bulletin board systems offered computer enthusiasts a way to communicate directly outside of user group meetings. Many BBSes provided an private user-to-user email system, open

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CP/M for the Timex Sinclair 2068

What Was CP/M? CP/M was a command-line disk operating system, initially developed for Intel 8080-based home and small business computers. Gary Kildall, who developed it, brought features and tools he’d used on mainframes and minicomputers to small computers with CP/M. CP/M offered a universal, consistent interface to between the hardware, operating system and software. Instead

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