You have to grow older, but you don't have to grow up...

We're Generation X'ers who spent our childhood immersed in the music, movies, games, and pop culture of the 70s, 80s, & 90s, and all that stuff shaped who we are today as adults. GenXGrownUp looks at yesterday and today through the eyes of Gen X'ers who refuse to grow up.

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Bulletin Board Systems

There was once a time when it took hours to download a file, when you had to find out from friends and magazines the numbers to the best... well.. let's call them "sites," and when your home phone (no mobile back then) was the same line that you used to access remote servers. That was the wonderful, frustrating, and amazing world of BBSes. In this episode we talk about our first time using computers to access a larger world! Patreon » https://patreon.com/genxgrownup Facebook » http://fb.me/GenXGrownUp Twitter » http://GenXGrownUp.com/twitter Website » http://GenXGrownUp.com Podcast » http://GenXGrownUp.com/pod Merchandise » http://GenXGrownUp.com/merch Theme: "Grown Up" by Beefy » http://beefyness.com iTunes » http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/genxgrownup-podcast/id1268365641 Google » https://play.google.com/music/listen#/ps/Iuthetoh4i5abybbnn4em36icwi PocketCasts » http://pca.st/8iuL Stitcher » http://www.stitcher.com/s?fid=146720&refid=stpr TuneIn » https://tunein.com/radio/GenXGrownUp-Podcast-p1020342/ Show Notes A History of BBS » https://bit.ly/2ESsVTH History of Early Modems » https://bit.ly/2Q1zwfv The Sounds of Different Modems » https://youtu.be/ckc6XSSh52w The Lost Civilization of Dial Up Bulletin Boards » https://bit.ly/2fsiTJE Forgotten World of BBS Door Games » https://bit.ly/2EKviHj History of Online Forums » https://bit.ly/2FFVynV RIP CompuServe » https://bit.ly/2hrWHAH Wikipedia on GEnie » https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GEnie AOL at 30 » http://time.com/3857628/aol-1985-history/ Visit us on YouTube » http://GenXGrownUp.com/yt Email the show » [email protected]

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