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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  bbs 
  n  :  (computer  science)  a  computer  that  is  running  software  that 
  allows  users  to  leave  messages  and  access  information  of 
  general  interest  [syn:  {bulletin  board  system},  {bulletin 
  board},  {electronic  bulletin  board}] 
 
  From  Jargon  File  (4.2.3,  23  NOV  2000)  [jargon]: 
 
  BBS  /B-B-S/  n.  [common;  abbreviation,  `Bulletin  Board  System'] 
  An  electronic  bulletin  board  system;  that  is  a  message  database  where 
  people  can  log  in  and  leave  broadcast  messages  for  others  grouped 
  (typically)  into  {topic  group}s.  The  term  was  especially  applied  to 
  the  thousands  of  local  BBS  systems  that  operated  during  the  pre-Internet 
  microcomputer  era  of  roughly  1980  to  1995,  typically  run  by  amateurs  for 
  fun  out  of  their  homes  on  MS-DOS  boxes  with  a  single  modem  line  each 
  Fans  of  Usenet  and  Internet  or  the  big  commercial  timesharing  bboards 
  such  as  CompuServe  and  GEnie  tended  to  consider  local  BBSes  the  low-rent 
  district  of  the  hacker  culture,  but  they  served  a  valuable  function 
  by  knitting  together  lots  of  hackers  and  users  in  the  personal-micro 
  world  who  would  otherwise  have  been  unable  to  exchange  code  at  all 
  Post-Internet,  BBSs  are  likely  to  be  local  newsgroups  on  an  ISP; 
  efficiency  has  increased  but  a  certain  flavor  has  been  lost.  See  also 
  {bboard}. 
 
 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  BBS 
 
  {bulletin  board  system} 
 
 
 
  From  V.E.R.A.  --  Virtual  Entity  of  Relevant  Acronyms  13  March  2001  [vera]: 
 
  BBS 
  Bulletin  Board  System  DFUe 
 
 




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