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