My past has caught up with me.
Long before I became an amateur boat builder, I was an amateur computer game developer. Back in the late '80s and early '90s, before the internet became available, Bulletin Board Systems were how Social Networking using computers was done. In their heyday there were over 100,000 of them. I was the Sysop of ProVision BBS and authored two popular door games called Global War and Global Backgammon. Global War was an online adaptation of the popular board game "Risk".
If you're too young to remember any of this, don't worry, Wikipedia has some very good articles describing what Bulletin Board Systems and BBS door games were all about, but don't wait too long to read them. Various crusading Wikipedia editors have deemed many of the articles on BBS door games "non-notable" and have decided to try and remove them.
Josh Renaud, a contributor on Wikipedia, wants to preserve their history, so he started his own wiki and his own blog. His goal is to collect information on BBS door games for future researchers, historians and enthusiasts. Josh has been tracking down door authors and conducting interviews.
If you would like to read Josh's interview with me, click here, or to read more about Global War, click here.