NandoLand BBS

Screen shots captured April 7, 1994

Virtual tour


Table of Contents

Main menu

News menu

Typical news story view

Letters to the editor

Classifieds menu

Learning and reference center menu

Gopher listing of reference books

Forums menu

List of available forums

Internet connections menu

Internet connections submenu

Weather center

Games menu

Entertainment menu

Movie listings

E-mail/messaging menu

Launched in January, 1994, NandoLand was the first online offering from the Raleigh News & Observer.

A dialup BBS based on Galacticomm's MajorBBS software, it was an unusual combination of computer bulletin board and Internet gopher service. Menu pages were created with a graphics standard called Remote Imaging Protocol (RIP), but lists of headlines and stories were presented by a gopher server in plain ASCII text format.

The system was initially aimed at school-age children, who were offered free access. Regular dialup customers were charged $20 a month.

Author: David E. Carlson

Email: gigabit@ufl.edu

Home Page: http://iml.jou.ufl.edu/carlson/