BBS - The very mention of this word has been known to bring tears to many an eye. The original Redbrick discussion boards, which preceded the current crop of newsgroups. But a lot more besides. Apart from the fact that it included e-mail, chat, monitoring system, and all sorts of other options, it instilled an atmosphere on the system which has yet to be matched. But yes, it was technically crap, and thus resigned to the trash heap.
Origionally from the Encyclopedia