If you know of anyone pining for the old days, especially if they're obnoxiously spouting off how cool Fidonet was and such, you can point them (telnet) to bbs.hak5.org. There, the Hak5 bunch has set up a BBS so that people can be reminded just how spare the interface was.
A few things missing from the experience:
- the text should be printing at 300 baud (about the speed that the average fourth-grader can keep up with)
- the connection should drop out periodically (think of it as beind randomly logged off against your will)
- the text files need more Ctrl-G's
I do miss those Ctrl-G's.