(re: BBS ) If you’re interested, there are still BBSs around. Better yet, since you connect via the internet, there are no long distance charges. 🙂 You can use the Telnet that comes with windows, but I recommend MTelnet. You can get it here:
. It has full ANSI support. And
Link: here’s a list of BBSs(http://www.synchro.net/sbbslist.html)
. They all run on Synchronet software, but you can find others. A fun place to try is Gameland (gameland.darktech.org I believe). It has TONS of doors set up. Play LORD, Usurper, Lemonade…lots of others. And by the way, I loved BBSing too. I’m the same age as you, and I remember those LD bills too. 🙂 I also ran a small hobby board for a few years in the early 90s. It was a blast.