At 07:38 AM 10/29/97 -0800, you wrote:
around on the web for Fido software. Back in the days before the
Internet, FidoNet was a world-wide network of independant BBS's.
Fido is far from dead. In fact, some sysops have claimed an increase in
Whups! I did not mean to imply at all that Fido was dead. Only that I was
communicating with people around the world long before most of us heard
about the Internet. I think Fido is great and I'm glad to hear it is still
Btw, is Tom(?) Jennings (is that his name? the author of Fido) still around
in the Fido world? I met him once -- a true genius, and definitely deserves
greater acclaim than he has received.
Maybe someone more knowledgeable could fill us in, but based on
scuttlebut I read in some FIDO confs. he recently pulled the plug on
FIDO, since he holds the patent, and many N.A. nodes have folded
their tents and the remaining ones are operating illegally, causing a
drop-off in traffic. Outside N.A. AFAIK , it's going strong. Perhaps
Bruce Lane could set me straight on this if you will.