RIP CompuServe

The last remnant of CompuServe, the first major commercial online service, has been shut down by its current owner, AOL.

I was never a user -- I started on BBSes (back in the glory dayes of FidoNet), then became a USENET addict around 1990 when I got access as a student at the U of MD. (And then right around the time I finished grad school there was this new thing called the "World Wide Web" starting up...) But CompuServe had an important place in the history of networking, and technophiles should pause a moment in memorium.


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