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Saturday, July 1, 2023

Collection of quotes about Compuserve

This is a collection of quotes about CompuServe (founded in 1969). There are 4 quotes listed below. License: CC BY-SA 4.0


1. "[CompuServe's] original 1969 dial-up technology was fairly simple - the local telephone number in Cleveland, for example, was a line connected to a time-division multiplexer that connected via a leased line to a matched multiplexer in Columbus that was connected to a time-sharing host system." (Wikipedia: CompuServe, 5.30.23 UTC 17:36)


2. "Later, the central multiplexers in Columbus were replaced with PDP-8 minicomputers, and the PDP-8's were connected to a DEC PDP-15 minicomputer..." (Wikipedia: CompuServe, 5.30.23 UTC 17:36)


3. " ...CompuServe developed its own packet switching network, implemented by DEC PDP-11 minicomputers acting as network nodes..." (Wikipedia: CompuServe, 5.30.23 UTC 17:36)


4. "At its maximum during the early 1990s, [CompuServe] was known for its online chat system, message forums for a variety of topics, extensive software libraries for most personal computers, and a series of popular online games... It was known also for its introduction of the GIF format for pictures..." (Wikipedia: CompuServe, 5.30.23 UTC 17:36)