Artifact Details

Title

Bulletin Board System (BBS) Documentary

Catalog Number

102651475

Type

Moving image

Date

2004

Credits

Scott, Jason

Publisher

Bovine Ignition Systems

Format

Digital Video Disc (DVD)

Description

This three-part documentary, directed by Jason Scott and produced by Nicole Sparks, charts the growth and development of Bulletin Board Systems, or BBSes. The three discs contain segments focusing on specific aspects of BBS culture, including system adminstration (sysops), the Fidonet computer network, the ANSI art scene, the hacking/phreaking/cracking subculture of the 1980s, and the role of the dial-up BBS in the growth of the internet. According to the DVD label text, "portions of the BBS documentary are licensed under an Attribute-ShareAlike Creative Commons license, information available at http://www.creativecommons.org" Additional information about the documentary can be found at its website, http://www.bbsdocumentary.com