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March, 1987
Jack Rickard founds Boardwatch Magazine, a publication dedicated to the issues and events surrounding Bulletin Board Systems. The magazine lasts over ten years before converting completely to an internet magazine.

Source http://www.ispworld.com/archive/mag/97/jan/bwm1.html

May 11, 1987
The "Rusty n' Edie's" BBS starts operation in Youngstown, Ohio. Operators Russell and Edwina Hardenburgh grow the system from a single line to over a hundred lines (and computer systems). In 1993, the system is busted by the FBI for piracy, and Rusty is later pulled into a landmark case for having scanned Playboy photos available on the BBS (1997).

page-22.htm ( 16K) Description of Rusty and Edie's BBS
rnepc.gif (124K) Incredible photo of Rusty and Edie's BBS Setup
Source http://www.pixi.com/~irvdili/page-22.htm

August 20, 1987
Fidocon '87 (The Fourth International FidoNet Conference) is held at the Radisson Mark Plaza Hotel in Alexandria, VA from August 20th to 22nd.

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