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Some more Compuserve memories

Posted by jpluimers on 2023/01/20

Some years ago, I wrote CompuServe’s forums, which still exist, are finally shutting down on 20171215.

Getting older and various people passing away made me relive some of the CompuServe memories where I used to be [Wayback/Archive] “100013,1443”.

Semi-offline access software like TapCIS and later OzCIS and OzWin helped lessening the bill of mainly getting to the CompuServe forums BPROGA that hosted Turbo Pascal (and later PASCAL for Borland Pascal plus Delphi), BORGMBH (Borland Germany)  and PCVENB (for Turbo Power Software: a back then – large supplier of tools and libraries – later acquired by a casino software company) learned to know a few TeamB members and other (now) oldies like Neil J. Rubenking.

TeamB members coming to mind: Pat Ritchey, Kurt B. Barthelmess, Rudy Velthuis, David Nottage, Steve Fischkoff, Nick Hodges, Steve Schafer, Paul A. LeBlanc and others (I wish someone had a full list of past members).

Some links:

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Thinking about you today Paweł

Posted by jpluimers on 2022/12/13

Today it is 5 years ago that Paweł passed away. For me it is hard to believe that I’m still around and this post feels like yesterday: R.I.P. Paweł Głowacki – you will be dearly missed, not just in the Delphi community

Thinking about you today Paweł!

–jeroen

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CompuServe’s forums, which still exist, are finally shutting down on 20171215

Posted by jpluimers on 2017/11/20

An era ends: [Archive.isCompuServe’s forums, which still exist, are finally shutting down

Before there was a World Wide Web, a sizable chunk of all meaningful conversation between computer users happened in the forums at CompuServe, which was the dominant online service until AOL came along. There was a CompuServe forum for everything from PC hardware to comic books, the signal-to-noise ratio was generally high, and … they if you … will be removed from what remains of CompuServe on December 15.

Via: Roy Nelson on Facebook

I remember spending a truckload of money on 100013,1443. Heck: it was the reason for getting a credit card in the first place!

–jeroen

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