Date: September 16, 2010 08:33PM
I have some clothing that I just can't bear to part with. It's worn out, has holes in it, but I still wear it (mostly around the house), because I still like it. Eventually I know I'll have to throw it away.
Old software can be like that also. I have a couple of computer programs I still use from time to time that are from the 1980's and I just love them. There are newer "better" programs, but sometimes there are things that I still think work better in the old way. I have several programs from the 90's that I still think are HANDS DOWN better than their modern replacements, but gradually, I'm getting used to using some of the newer stuff.
I know some people complained about the "look" and "feel" of the old board, but I loved it. I'm sure this one will be fine also, and it clearly was time to move on because it was no longer functioning, but I do lament the passing of some of the older ways. For example, I still think that gopher a would be perfectly acceptable protocol for some things, and maybe even a board like this. But, gopher have way to HTML, ah well. Eventually my last DOS-only computers will stop working, and I'll have to stay in a GUI world all the time.
Are there still any boards or gopher interfaces out there?