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[OT] Why are BBSes? [was Where's the junk coming from?]

On 06/28/18 07:34, Grant Edwards wrote:
> OK, I've got to ask...
> Why are there still BBSes?
> Who even has a modem these days?  [OK, I'll admit my 11 year old
> Thinkpad T500 has a built-in POTS modem, but it's never been used.]
BBS's are most often connected to via telnet these days.? There are 
still hundreds (if not thousands) of them.