February 16, 1978: First Bulletin Board System (aka CBBS)
1978 – The first computer bulletin board system was created in Chicago, Illinois by Ward Christensen and Randy Suess. The Computerized Bulletin Board System (CBBS) came together in 30 days, where it was then launched. Even though it was already turned on for testing, today was the day CBBS went into production.
Wikazine – Full show notes for February 16
- Inauguration of 911
- First known Malware for Mac OS X
- Lance Armstrongs’ bike is stolen.