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By Rob O'Hara

For almost twenty years, computer-based Bulletin Board structures have been the first approach to communique among machine clients. As all of sudden as they won attractiveness, they have been made out of date by means of the subsequent giant factor - a newfangled procedure referred to as the net. Commodork: Sordid stories from a BBS Junkie takes its readers on an exhilarating trip throughout the BBS period. in the course of the author's own stories and adventures, readers will become aware of extra approximately those impressive instances and what it used to be prefer to develop up on-line. With stories of copyfests, BBS events and random acts of on-line debauchery, those that have been there'll locate themselves reminiscing, whereas those that were not will get pleasure from studying approximately lifestyles "before the 'net." you recognize, again after we used to modem uphill, either methods within the snow.

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Once the party began rolling, Beetlejuice began complaining that there simply werenʼt enough girls there. Somehow he talked me into going to Cactus Jackʼs (the local arcade) with him to pick up even more girls. Beetlejuice and I piled into his MGB and drove over to Cactus Jackʼs. Once inside, Beetlejuice turned on the charm. He talked to every girl in sight, telling everyone about his party. Before long another five or six girls were on their way back to his apartment, all of them piled on top of Beetlejuice and me in his tiny two-seater convertible.

Christian Hosoi is a guyʼs name (he was a famous skater in the 1980s), so when Liz originally mailed me about “hanging out sometime,” I had assumed that she was a he. Not so. Liz sent me a lot of messages asking me questions about the OK Krackers – so many, in fact, that I was a bit suspicious as to her motives. They ended up being benign. She just wanted to date a “member of the scene” she once told me. How utterly ridiculous. The two of us hung out at a local amusement park, the fair, and a few modem parties.

The first game OKK actually cracked on our own was Battle Chess, which used a very simple form of copy protection. Before the game started, Battle Chess asked you to complete a move from a historical game of chess. The answers to those moves were found within the gameʼs paper manual – the thought process being that in order for you to play the game, you needed a copy of the game manual. ” you would type A4A2 or something like that. ”. At that point people really began to stand up and take notice of the OK Krackers.

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