Category: Hackers



In the early days (pre-commercial internet) of computers, people often wrote their own software and sold it via floppy disks, or it was downloadable via telephone based bulletin board systems (BBS). While the internet existed, it was mostly for academic (.edu), military (.mil) and some government (.gov) use, and was generally off limits to the general public (.com). Some of these people setup BBS in their homes and had many telephone numbers call into their board via modems. Here people exchanged software for other pieces of software and/or downloaded “shareware” applications where users were “guilted” into donating money for the