A Sight for Sore Eyes… Welcome to Quantum Link

In my evenings I have been working at getting my Commodore Computers in working order. My 128 has been temperamental and that L key is hanging on by a thread, but this afternoon I fired it up again for the first time and put in a disc to see if it works. Right off the bat…Welcome to Q-Link right back on my desk yet again. Just like old times. Next up…Defender of the Crown!

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Quantum Link for the Commodore 64

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Before AOL started clogging the landfills with millions of online hours they were known as Quantum Computer Services. For many people who had a Commodore 64 they were the first point of contact for the larger computing world. Q-Link’s BBS system taught me about how to use emoticons, slay trolls and most importantly…how to love. OK, not how to love, but certainly a whole lot about Monty Python.

I was digging through a box of old c64 games the other day when I came across this book of access numbers and “How to get Connected”. This handsome paper booklet sure beats the heck out of those AOL coasters. I scanned the “Getting Started” section along with the access numbers for the land of my birth, New Jersey. I hope this brings back good memories in fellow former Q-linkers.

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