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Apple II Modem-ers

The 1980s was a period of the Hayes Micromodem II and Novation Apple Cat II. It was a period of the BBS and later AE lines and Cat-Fur/Disk-Fur. It was a period of THE SOURCE. Share your experiences in modeming on the Apple II.

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Comment by Bryan Villados on July 25, 2009 at 8:06pm
I'll start things off. I ran an Apple II-based BBS in Hawaii called Pearl City Networks. It ran from 1982 to 1985. I was also very active in the AE line movement, and hosted such a system for exchanging warez. I made many friends who lived on the mainland, and they would use hacked Sprint codes and such to dial-in for free. My best memory of this movement was the Novation Apple Cat II - IMHO the best piece of hardware ever developed. It had everything!

Am I the only person who believe Twitter could run easily at 300bps?
Comment by Timbotronik on September 10, 2009 at 3:07am
Hi Bryan!

The first serious upgrade for my //c in the mid/late 80's was the Apple 1200 baud modem. I got this as a kid on Guam, and due to the heavy military base presence there was a good number of free BBSs to visit. I prefered the game boards and I remember Operation Overkill and Solar Realms vividly. Later on I got heavy into programming and the boards became a terrific resource for getting files and asking questions. Towards the end of it all we started getting Fidonet connections, and I began emailing friends all over the world. Then I left for college and enjoyed a Unix shell account for years, felt right at home after my BBS training :)


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