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Bulletin boards were a big thing before the publicly accessible internet, and with no World Wide Web most of these. usually single-computer server, information and message sharing operations were set up to serve text-only, or very rarely Viewdata, terminals.

The people who ran the bulletins boards were known as SysOps, or System Operators, and with a dedicated computer, a phone line, a little software and a fair bit of time and dedication, they could become the hub of a nationwide or event world-wide community, via direct dial.

This article, published in Amiga User International in August 1988, was intended to inspire and give prospective SysOps a little basic knowledge to get them started in a world where you could not just look things up on the web…

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Amiga User International Volume 2, Number 8, August 1988 p37

Amiga User International Volume 2, Number 8, August 1988 p37

Amiga User International Volume 2, Number 8, August 1988 p38

Amiga User International Volume 2, Number 8, August 1988 p38

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