Pa> Again does the BBS your connecting to offer CNet or Retronet? Being a
Pa> Commodore teen and graduating to Amiga, this is why I offer those nets
Pa> along with the usenets on my BBS. My personal goal for my BBS is to
Pa> offer the most active 8/16bit echo's/nets I can find so users can
Pa> connect with others all in one place.
It doesn't. It's a Synchronet BBS - Windows-heavy by the looks of things.
That sounds like a good goal - anything that helps people keep using their 8/16
My personal goal is to help re-build something like an 'offline network', of
people who want to use their machines without recourse to the net. To be fully
immersed in their computing experience, without the pull and distraction of
forum posts, endless options for ADF or 'ROM' downloads etc. etc. I see this
loose network being based on dial-up bulletin boards (VoIP problems with this
recognised), disk magazines, support of physical magazines, swapping software
(legally) through the post. Essentially, pre-internet 1980s and 1990s
It's my hypothesis that such a computer experience could be a richer one..and
that the 'magic' of computing in the 80s and 90s had something to do with the
slower, more deliberate pace of computing (not in terms of CPU, but in terms of
waiting for a new (paper or disk) magazine each month, or waiting for a PD
library to send you a disk through the post), and the fewer options of things
we /could/ do on the computer (unless we created it ourselves).
I suspect it would only realistically work, if it would work at all, if people
severely reduced their general internet consumption. Otherwise why bother. And
plus, people's brains probably won't have the concentration spans and patience
of old required, if they haven't re-wired from constantly refreshing
Facebook/Amiga.org in the background.
Not sure if anyone else will agree however! Your goal sounds a lot more
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