Quantum Link (Q-Link)

Eric Christopherson echristopherson at gmail.com
Sun Oct 25 15:12:15 CDT 2015

On Sun, Oct 25, 2015, Jay West wrote:
> I received the email below, thought I'd pass it on...
> -----
> Dear J West,
> I am writing to inform you about an article I have created about Quantum
> Link, an online service that was available in the US & Canada from 1985 to
> 1994.
> https://www.tinytickle.co.uk/quantum-link/
> Quantum Link, originally available on the Commodore 64 computer, offered and
> pioneered many of the features we are used to having on the modern internet,
> such as e-mail, instant messagaing, shopping and chat rooms - to name a few.
> Quantum Link also featured the ground breaking game Habitat by Lucasfilm's,
> the first graphical massively multiplayer online game.
> https://www.tinytickle.co.uk/quantum-link/#mmo
> Q-Link was also made available on Apple & IBM compatible PCs from 1988.
> I was wondering if you could add a link from your website (classiccmp.org)
> to the piece to help spread knowledge of the influential, but now largely
> forgotten, Quantum Link service. The article has proven popular on social
> media, and I thought that it would be of interest to your readers. Any
> mention you could make on social media would also be fantastic.
> Any corrections, feedback or comments you may have on the piece would be
> greatly appreciated, either by email or via the comments form on the webpage
> itself.
> Thanks for your time.
> Kind Regards
> David Wilding

Perhaps it's out of the (very nice) web page's scope, but I don't see a
mention of the modern-day partial recreation of QuantumLink that some
Commodore enthusiasts use today.

        Eric Christopherson

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