On-Line Service Success Story
Once there was a man who became
fascinated with microcomputers. In fact, he spent just about every waking moment thinking
about them. This obsession eventually drove him to begin operation of a
on-line bulletin board
service called the 24th Street Exchange. Being it was the 4th of July, 1983 and having
nothing better to do.
24th Street Exchange grew (from a Heath H-89) and grew (to a
multi-line DOS-based system) and is now -- still in operation -- the oldest BBS in
Sacramento. Word spread: 24th Street Exchange was a well-maintained board operated by one
of the most knowledgeable SysOps around; it was a stable system people could depend on.
Years later, when the word Internet was on everyone's
lips, the man offered full access via T-1 lines and the loyal BBS customers were happier
than ever. For they knew they would receive the same quality service and attention they
had come to depend on.