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The Internet Versus The BBS

(Or, Why It Pays To Seek Out Your Options!)

 

 

The Internet / Web

A Typical BBS

Years of experience for the technology to serve general public computing

5 (at most)

Approx. 20

Requires payment for access

Almost always

Sometimes

Possible to maintain steady data transfer speed Very unlikely; depends on phone lines, other users, etc. Usually; only affected by phone lines
Fellow audience Most of modernized societies around the world Local-to-you computer users
Able to bring together local users to share ideas, info, etc.

Yes

Yes

Utilizes ability to bring local users together

No

Yes

Offers multi-user online games

Yes

Yes

Offers extensive library of shareware and freeware software

Yes

Yes

Easy to set up home computer as a host (available 24 hours a day)

No

Yes

Requires expensive equipment to set up host system

Yes

No

Offers access to the rapidly- deteriorating Usenet newsgroups

Yes

Sometimes

Offers global e-mail service

Yes

Usually

 

There are many ways that a local BBS community and the Internet overlap Ė but there are also other ways that the local BBS community offers an experience that cannot be (or simply is not) provided by the Internet.

The next time youíre feeling bored as you wait for yet another poorly-designed Web page to appear in your browser, consider taking a look at your local BBS community!

Ask at your local computer retailer for information on BBSís in your local dialing area. If they donít know what a BBS is, or canít give you any help finding one, consider giving your business to a store that is more informed about the computing industry!



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