17 votes

The lost worlds of telnet

5 comments

  1. suspended Link
    This brings back some memories for sure. I remember the days of yore, prior to the WWW. I'm glad people are having some retro fun with this.

    This brings back some memories for sure. I remember the days of yore, prior to the WWW. I'm glad people are having some retro fun with this.

    5 votes
  2. cyaniventer Link
    I discovered telnet last month and it is amazing (idk what telnet actually is). Try telnet mapscii.me -> This displays actual open street map data and you can navigate too!

    I discovered telnet last month and it is amazing (idk what telnet actually is). Try telnet mapscii.me -> This displays actual open street map data and you can navigate too!

    2 votes
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    sqew Link
    So I followed some links through from the article OP posted and found this gem of an audio file (backstory here). I can't stop laughing.

    So I followed some links through from the article OP posted and found this gem of an audio file (backstory here).

    I can't stop laughing.

    1 vote
    1. Adam_Black_Arts Link Parent
      "Your CALL is VERY important TO................................us"

      "Your CALL is VERY important TO................................us"

      1 vote
  4. masochist Link
    I don't think this article really gives MUDs and similar games fair coverage. There's still a lot of work and innovation in this area, and some MUDs give some good reasoning for why they're able...

    I don't think this article really gives MUDs and similar games fair coverage. There's still a lot of work and innovation in this area, and some MUDs give some good reasoning for why they're able to do things that graphical MMOs can't. If you're interested, there's a whole world (many, actually) to explore. Sure, it takes some investment to learn the new mechanics and such, but that's true of any game. It's just that MUDs tend to be a lot deeper than most!