WWIV BBS


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The WWIV Bulletin Board System (BBS) was one of the most popular dialup computer hosting systems in the online world during the late 1980s and early 1990s.

One of its most unusual features was a proprietary networking system, allowing tens of thousands of systems running the software to link themselves together into various networks, much like FidoNet.

This software started out as a single BBS in St. Louis, MO, run by Wayne Bell, who wrote it in BASIC.