Feb. 16, 1978: First BBS goes online

On this day in 1978, after Chicago was snowed in by the Great Blizzard of 1978, Ward Christensen and Randy Seuss brought the Computerized Bulletin Board System online – the first of its kind, but not quite the last. It lives on as a web forum.

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Wes Platt

Lead storyteller. Game designer and journalist. Recovering Floridian.

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