I agree with the concept of hanging out in a place, virtual as it may be.
Certainly, it’s more efficient to download everything in one burst, and
then scan through at your leisure.
But that would be like Cable companies downloading all of the programs in
a given day to your VCR tapes, and then allowing you to sort through and
get what you wanted there.
Sure – it’s more efficient, but it’s a lot less fun. It would turn
BBSing into a CHORE rather than… “cool- I’m talking to another computer
Offline messaging is a great idea. And for those that want to do
everything at once then do it locally at their leasure, there are
facilities for that purpose. But overall… simply having a dumb
terminal hooked up to a smarter computer is the best feeling on earth.
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