ACMS, Questions on Internet History. (fwd)

John Foust jfoust at
Mon May 22 23:54:53 AEST 2000

At 04:39 PM 5/22/00 +1000, Dave Horsfall wrote:
>   a1    First use of Fido-Net or other BBS using Dial-up messaging ?
>   a2    First use of E-MAIL via FidoNet or other BBS ?
>   a3    First use of FreeWare/File Distribution via FidoNet or other BBS ?

Tom Jennings, the creator of FidoNet, is still available at
<tomj at> and there's a history at

Tom is now moderating the Dead Media Project at

But by no means was FidoNet the first BBS.

- John

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