1) You will need a personal computer or terminal and a 300 baud modem.
If you wanted to discuss matters online with others, this is how you did it back in 1983.
Another item for your ever-growing directory of nukewar mail: The Stanford Arms Control and Disarmament Forum announces the establishment of a computer based conference tree dedicated to discussion and dissemination of information on this crucial topic. We welcome your participation. Instructions for use and a sample conference tree dialog follow. You may add to the conference tree if you wish without a password. 1) You will need a personal computer or terminal and a 300 baud modem. 2) Dial (415)948-1474. If you get a busy signal hang up and try again in a few minutes. If the node is not busy you should hear 2 or 3 rings followed by a whistling tone indicating that the node is sending carrier. If using a modem with an acoustic coupler, put the telephone handset into the rubber cups. 3) Press the CARRIAGE RETURN (CR) key several times. The node should respond with the start-up message, followed by the line: COMMAND? 4) If you need help, type READ HELP (CR). This will show you the on- line help messages. 5) Type BROWSE CONFERENCES (CR) to see a summary of the information on the node. COMMAND? read conferences *** CONFERENCES 0-JAN-80 PARENT= NONE USAGE=389 CURRENT CONFERENCES ON THIS CONFERENCE TREE SYSTEM ARE: +++ SUBMESSAGES +++ HELP USERS SYSTEM GENERAL-INFO REFERENCES CPSR (COMPUTER PROFESSIONALS FOR SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY) SACDF LEGISLATIVE-ACTION CALENDAR BUY-SELL HARDWARE-PROB PROJECTS MAIL COMMENT STRATEGIC-ISSUES RUSSIANS OTHER-BULL-BOARDS NUC-WAR-PREVENTION I haven't called it yet, for I haven't a modem. Let me know if you try it, if it is interesting, etc. Earl
Nov 22, 1983