Geek Fact for February 16th

In 1978, the first Computer Bulletin Board System (BBS) went online.

The first BBS went online in the suburban Chicago home of Walt Christensen. It operated on a North Star Horizon 4 Mhz CP/M computer with a 5 MB hard drive and a 110 Bps modem. Christensen had to physically answer the phone and put the receiver into the modem’s acoustic cups.

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