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RIP Age of Reason BBS

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 […]

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Age of Reason BBS back online

Gene Buckle announced today that the Age of Reason BBS is online again, after a power spike during a heavy winter storm early last month damaged the Apple IIe that acted as host for the telnet bulletin board system. ร‚ Said Gene, “I finally got the hardware issues straightened out and AoR is back online. The […]

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Age of Reason BBS offline

Gene Buckle reported today that the Apple IIe that hosted the Age of Reason BBS was the victim of power surges resulting from recent heavy snow in his area of western Washington.ร‚  Gene is hopeful that he can have the board back up shortly, assuming the Focus IDE controller survived.

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Jason Scott to keynote KansasFest 2009

KANSAS CITY, MO โ€” December 18, 2008 โ€” Technology historian and documentarian Jason Scott will be the keynote speaker at KansasFest 2009, the world’s only Apple II computer convention. Scott, whose documentary about dial-up bulletin board systems was presented at KansasFest 2007, brings with him a comprehensive insight into the Apple II and its role […]