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Name: Dave Whitinger
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dave
Jul 27, 2017 1:40 PM CST

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I'm working on scanning and digitizing our old National Gardening magazines and came across this cool ad for the NGA forum on Compuserve. This was from the Spring 1992 edition. NGA has been serving gardeners online since before the internet was in homes! Smiling

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Name: Sandy B.
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Weedwhacker
Jul 27, 2017 4:40 PM CST
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That's quite a blast from the past, Dave!

I fondly (well, sort of) remember using Compuserve, dial-up, and a program called Tapcis that would dial up a forum on Compuserve, download new messages, and then log off (being in the days where there was no "unlimited" phone service).

We've come a long, LONG way since then nodding
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Name: Amanda
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pepper23
Jul 27, 2017 8:29 PM CST
I don't miss dial up in any of it's forms one bit. Hilarious!
Name: Zuzu
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zuzu
Jul 27, 2017 10:36 PM CST

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Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida (Zone 10a)
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Dutchlady1
Jul 28, 2017 7:15 AM CST
oh - I remember Compuserve!

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