In response to some user queries about the status of the Age of Reason BBS, sysop Gene Buckle yesterday posted to the comp.sys.apple2 newsgroup that he had finally pulled the plug on the long-running board. Here’s the text of Gene’s post:

Sorry folks, I finally pulled the plug on it and turned the hardware over to a friend of mine. I didn’t have the time that the board really needed.

I’ll get something online to replace it eventually, but it won’t be on an Apple II.


Earlier this year, a power spike during heavy winter storms damaged the Apple II that played host to the BBS, but Gene was able to get it back online. Sad news indeed for Apple II users looking for their BBS fix. The Age of Reason ran on a real Apple II computer and was accessible over the internet via telnet.

Mike is the editor-in-chief of A2Central, as well as a blogger and rescuer of classic manuals and books.