Ward Christensen

Ward Christensen (born October 23, 1945 in West Bend, Wisconsin, USA) is the co-founder of the CBBS bulletin board, the first bulletin board system (BBS) ever brought online. Christensen, along with partner Randy Suess, started development during a blizzard in Chicago, Illinois, and officially established CBBS four weeks later, on February 16, 1978.Christensen was noted for building software tools for his needs. He wrote a cassette-based operating system before floppies and hard disks were common. When he lost track of the source code for some programs he wrote ReSource, an iterative disassembler for the Intel 8080, to help him regenerate the source code.
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  • Online Message Forums: A Tale of the Past, Present & Future

    … from something quite simple to something so advanced today. You may not know it but online message forums started out as a technology known as Community Memory back in 1973. Established in Berkley, California, Community Memory was a technology that allowed users to post messages on a computer and then search through the memory system to retrieve…

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