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Archive for May, 2004

BBS Documentary Optimizes, Gets Reviews Already —

“Bottom line, I made a mistake: I thought you were approaching this BBS documentary project as a scholar and a historian would. In my own work I’ve found that sometimes the most interesting threads uncovered in any history are not the obvious ones that everybody knows about, but the non-obvious ones, the exceptions to the […]

Buy For A Few Bucks —

Imagine my surprise when I found the following auctions up on Ebay (they’ll disappear soon, like all truly fly-by-night operations and deals): Old School BBS Files Volume 1 (15,000+ files) Old School BBS Files Volume 2 (25,000 files) Old School BBS Files All (52,000+ files) Essentially, they’re selling a copy of for somewhere between […]

Goodbye, John Aleshe —

It was inevitable that the BBS Documentary would need a sizeable appendix of information and related subjects that came up during the production but likely won’t be in the final “films”. Either I won’t have interviews to accompany them, or they’re too hard to get right, or another reason. As a result, there’s now a […]