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bulletin board

Also, electronic bulletin board. A computer service that provides facilities for people to leave messages by phone or telecomputing. For example, The National Writers Union has a bulletin board through which members communicate via their modems . Both the device and the term, alluding to the older board for posting notices, date from the late 1970s.
See also: board
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WRITEPRINTS On July 11,1804, Alexander Hamilton had no idea that he was laying the groundwork for research into online bulletin boards.
By displaying our notes to God on the bulletin board for all to share rather than hiding them in a dark box, they become prayers of the community.
Reflecting a widely held opinion among local bulletin board companies, Robertson said the tighter listing requirements only help legitimate companies gain investor respect.
An electronic bulletin board can run on any type of personal computer; however, most use IBM-compatibles.
Perhaps you should start a Bulletin Board System (BBS), your branch office in cyberspace.
You can get a list of environmental bulletin boards across North America and Europe--"The Green BBS List"--by down-loading it from the Earth Art BBS at (803) 552-4389, where the list originates.
Be aware of the various connectivity options, and determine which you want for your association's bulletin board system.
The bulletin board system has ``been pretty well used by residents,'' Covell said.
The police department also uses the bulletin board system to provide up-to-date information on new laws that may be of interest, general safety tips, and reminders of basic traffic regulations that drivers often question.
In addition to sponsoring discussions, bulletin boards often maintain files for users to download, and the availability of these files is one of the biggest attractions of some systems.
WASHINGTON, March 9 /PRNewswire/ -- The United States District Court for Massachusetts today sentenced computer bulletin board system operator Richard D.
13 /PRNewswire/ -- The first national computer bulletin board devoted to home improvement will link up with the Internet on October 1, under the sponsorship of Owens-Corning (NYSE: OCF).
Ohio; Investor Bulletin from Division of Securities Outlines Self- Defense Tips for Online Investors COLUMBUS, Ohio, June 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Investment fraud and abuse has made the leap to "cyberspace," the fast-growing world of commercial computer bulletin board services (such as Prodigy, CompuServe and America Online) and the informal web of computer networks that make up the Internet, warned Donna Owens, Director of the Ohio Department of Commerce.
OTCBB:IGPN) announced today that its common stock is eligible for trading on the Over the Counter Bulletin Board (OTCBB), effective as of August 31, 2006.
Over 2,000,000 subscriber households to Prodigy now will have access to Saturn product/feature information, a special Saturn Homecoming bulletin board and the location of the nearest Saturn retailers readily available at their fingertips.