I think the bigger story here is that CompuServe still exists

File 770 has a post up about the imminent demise of CompuServe's SF forums and while the loss will suck as such things do, I'm more shocked that CompuServe is even still around. I mean, they've been owned by America Online (another relic) since 2003, but the fact that survived that long is amazing.

But on a more serious note, this sucks. While I didn't know these forums exist until today, it still sucks because internet forums are a major source of fannish activity. I used to hang out at SF forums back in the late 90s and early to mid-00s, talking about Star Trek, the then new Battlestar Galactica, and whatever was going on with the now former Star Wars Expanded Universe. Good times.

1 comment:

  1. Gosh, that brings back memories from the late eighties/early nineties when I used to have to use a dial-up modem to log-on. Those were the days, thank god I don't have to go through all that faff anymore! ;-)


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