Resurrecting The Thing: "How a BBS changed the art world and came back from the dead"

Joshua Kopstein has a wonderful feature over at The Verge today about how archivists revived a bulletin board that was a central networking hub in NYC's art scene during the 1990s.

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  1. There’s your “go ahead, feel old” headline of the day. Artists thinking an old internet bulletin board is vintage enough to be “returning to a simpler time”

  2. One BBS set-up I wish I had a photograph of was Tim Campbell’s mashed-up computers which ran Pyroto Mountain 1A…

  3. I ran a small local (Toronto) BBS in the 90s.

    I still have semi-regular dreams where I have an extra computer that I somehow haven’t noticed, and that BBS has been quietly running all this time on it, and it’s still getting people calling in and posting (just, not many).

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