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  • May 05
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    Atari BBS Community 1st Sunday Zoom Chat

    Just a reminder for the Atari BBS community zoom chat for tomorrow, Sunday, May 5th 2024 at 3pm Eastern. For more information and the proposed agenda, go to http://www.ataribbs.com/zoomchat This is also the link to the zoom meeting itself (it will automatically forward from 15 minutes before until four hours after the meeting starts). As you well know, the agenda is always subject t


  • May 18
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    Atari BBS Community 3rd Friday Zoom Chat

    Just a reminder for the Atari BBS community zoom chat for tomorrow, Friday, May 17th 2024 at 8pm Eastern. For more information and the proposed agenda, go to http://www.ataribbs.com/zoomchat This is also the link to the zoom meeting itself (it will automatically forward from 15 minutes before until four hours after the meeting starts). As you well know, the agenda is always subject


  • Jun 01

    FidoNet is officially released

    Tom Jennings, creator of FidoNet, officially releases the FidoNet software this month in 1984. Soon after its release, dozens of BBSs would use it to link message bases and email via late night modem to modem communication.   FidoNet would eventually grow into a worldwide network of BBSs that's still in use today. At its peak, in 1996, FidoNet had approximately 39,000 participating syste


  • Jun 01

    AMIS BBS is released (observed)

    AMIS stands for Atari Message Information System. It's one of the earliest bulletin board programs for the Atari (8-bit) computer.    The exact release date of AMIS is unknown, however, the June 1982 issue of Antic Magazine (Volume 1, number 2, page 25) reports that the Michigan Atari Computer Enthusiasts (MACE) have developed a bulletin board program for the Atari (8-bit) computer. Anti


  • May 01

    BBS Express Pro! is released

    In May, 1988 Orion Micro Systems, the company owned by Keith Ledbetter and Chris King, released BBS Express Professional (commonly known as BBS Express Pro!). BBS Express Pro! is the sequel to Keith Ledbetter's first BBS program, BBS Express!   BBS Express Pro! has many features that were not commonly available in other Atari BBS programs at the time. These features include 32 message ba


  • May 06

    Bill Metcalfe passes away

    Bill Metcalfe, co-owner of @ircular Logic, passed away on May 6, 2020. He was 62. Bill, along with co-owner Tom McComb, created several popular games for the Atari 8 bit computer in the 80s and early 90s. These games ran under the BBS Express Pro! Bulletin Board System Software.   Bill and Tom marketed these games under the company name @ircular Logic. Their catalog includes "Nebula Elit


  • May 19

    Basement BBS switches to BBS Express Pro!

    On this day, May 19th, in 1988 the Basement BBS switched to BBS Express Pro! software (node x127). The Basement BBS operated until September, 1998. In early 2017, the SysOp obtained some old backup floppy disks from the BBS Express Pro! version of the Basement. These floppies were backups from 1990 through 1993. After recovering the BBS from the backup disks, the BBS re-opened on July 4, 2017 as a


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