Tag Archives: 1988

“From a 1988 Polish computer magazine” / @mwichary.

PETSCII movie by Matt Williams, 1988. Watch the original 5-minute movie about a mysterious pizza shortage here.

Spanish #teletext‬ advertising from Telecinco (TVE, 1988)
Thnks Pablo Lajo / Serie B.

CloneWorld BBS, 1988. 

This is the welcome screen for the late Mike Cohen’s Cloneworld BBS in Matawan NJ. It was heavily animated, upon logging into the BBS it was completely drawn from the bottom up using ANSI animation starting with a black screen. The text (Welcome to Cloneworld etc) was drawn last, swooping in from the lower right and swirling around the screen until it landed as seen here. Our BBSes were local phone calls to each other, and Mike and I became good friends and spent a lot of time on the phone discussing BBSing, computers, and cars. 

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CyberAIDS, a virus for Apple II from 1988. Extortion ware is nowadays more known as ransom ware.

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