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February 16, 1978: First Bulletin Board System (aka CBBS)

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Jeffrey Powers

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February 16, 1978: First Bulletin Board System (aka CBBS)

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February 16, 1979: First BBS Created

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.

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