[Air-l] Re: Research on Fidonet

Alan Sondheim sondheim at panix.com
Wed May 15 13:36:40 PDT 2002


Years ago I met Tom Jennings, who began the whole thing; I asked him about
its (then) current state of development and he said, well, it was useful
when modems were running at 2400 baud. He went on to start a magazine
called Homocore which was pretty amazing - and I think he might be the
moderator of the Bruce Sterling Dead Technology list - I'm not sure. You
might search for him online -

I'd be curious what you turn up. Not only re: Fidonet, but also the entire
computer bulleten board BBS culture, which seems just about gone now -

I know that Monochrome's still running in England - I check in on occasion
- it's got a web base as well -

Alan, sondheim at panix.com

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