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Trevanion

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It's even better, Mike. They are not even named and so effectively they cease to exist !
Interestingly though, Jacob's "Wearwell" account now ceases to exist, and also his "Jacob" account also no longer exists technically. I wonder who's done that :unsure:
 

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Re Charley, how do we know that Charley himself now writes with that name????
That was just AES having a mess around with the admin controls that were accidentally on offer for everyone to use, which allowed normal users to swap posters names around.
 

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Are you absolutely sure? The World Wide Web didn't come into existence until 1990. In 1990 the home computer market was dominated by Sinclair and Amstrad, using a DOS operating system and you would only have had the choice of a dial-up connection. You really would have had to have been at the forefront of the technical revolution to be on a forum in 1990.
 

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Are you absolutely sure? The World Wide Web didn't come into existence until 1990. In 1990 the home computer market was dominated by Sinclair and Amstrad, using a DOS operating system and you would only have had the choice of a dial-up connection. You really would have had to have been at the forefront of the technical revolution to be on a forum in 1990.
BBS maybe? (Bulletin board system - Wikipedia)
 

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Are you absolutely sure? The World Wide Web didn't come into existence until 1990. In 1990 the home computer market was dominated by Sinclair and Amstrad, using a DOS operating system and you would only have had the choice of a dial-up connection. You really would have had to have been at the forefront of the technical revolution to be on a forum in 1990.
 

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My experience by memory (dodgy) I was into Flight Simulation at the start of my PC days and was with a group (atomic systems?) and we swapped info re using Microsoft FS. might be, 10 years out?
Oh dear that was 1998 suddenly comes to mind.
 

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beat me to it sploo, i was gonna say the same or as most were called in the venacullar - messageboards
 

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beat me to it sploo, i was gonna say the same or as most were called in the venacullar - messageboards
The joys of literally watching characters appear on your screen due to the stunning performance of a 300 baud modem 😁
 

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300 baud, oh you rich posh sod. Try 75 when I first entered telecomms/computing
 

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military communications at its finest, right at the forefront of technology - of the previous century
 

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Are you absolutely sure? The World Wide Web didn't come into existence until 1990. In 1990 the home computer market was dominated by Sinclair and Amstrad, using a DOS operating system and you would only have had the choice of a dial-up connection. You really would have had to have been at the forefront of the technical revolution to be on a forum in 1990.

Ummm...no. There was a far superior operating system around long before then and streets ahead of DOS....ahem...ever heard of the Mac ?:)
 

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