(1991) 26 yrs ago Today
[excerpt from an e-mail to a friend letting her know I’d be offline for a while]
Re: Local BBS’s. Well, you see, this is what caused the problem. I’ve been rather good for the past couple of years with the modem and BBS’s. However, when I was home over the summertime, I ran a BBS of my own. Now, to stock up on some of the odder programs and such, I called up tons of BBS’s. I thought they were all local. I had gotten used to the system at my college where a non-local call had to be preceded by a 1. Down in Jersey, you could be making local-long-distance calls without even knowing about it. Whelp, I found out pretty quick!
Needless to say, my BBS is down. (it specialized in Tandy stuff, although it had a lot of other stuff as well…)
Also, when I’ve mentioned that the BBS’s would just be local, she says… “That’s what you said Last time”. She’s right. I -did- say that last time and ended up giving her a nasty bill.
I’ll be online at some point when I return. (I’ll have to be – I couldn’t stand not having an E-Mail connection!)