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[9 Jun 2013 | No Comment | 1,528 views]
Week in Review (June 2-8)

It was, as usual, a busy week here at First Arkansas News. We learned about the perils of moving a yard in Arkansas, innovation in the Natural State, discussed Wal-Mart and its “buy American/hire veterans” initiative the fact that bulletin board systems (BBS) are still alive although the Internet made dialing into local services obsolete, etc.
It would be a tragedy if our tens of fans missed a single thing that was posted in the past week. To avoid such unspeakable tragedy, then, we’ve made it easy to catch up on …

Retrogaming, Technology »

[4 Jun 2013 | 2 Comments | 24,086 views]
No, the BBS is not extinct

If you know what a BBS (bulletin board system) is, then you’ve been geeking it up with computers for a long time. Although the advent of the Internet all but ended the old BBS days, those are still around and allowing users to send messages, download files and play those charmingly retro games.
Before getting into how you can easily access any BBS you can think of through your Internet connection, it’s important to take a brief look at the history of those systems and why they became popular.
For the uninitiated, …