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

On 2018-06-28, Jim Lee <jlee54 at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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.

Interesting.  In my exerience a BBS was just a poor substitute for an
FTP site, a mailing list and Usenet.

I'm a little baffled as to what "added value" they provide these days,
but people are probably equally baffled why I choose to participate in
mailing lists via a text-mode NNTP client rather that some
pointy-clicky app or website.

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