The work done by Tom Jennings in 1983-84 resulted in a
bulletin board system (BBS) called "Fido because the
assorted hardware together was a real mongrel". The
software linkage between 2 systems became a network and
spawned the name FidoNet.
The use of 2 capital letters is correct and is a (now
expired) trademark. The program has also been called
FIDONET (by Ben Baker) but that wasn't what was
trademarked by Tom.
Source https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FidoNet and personal knowledge from communications with Tom and others involved in the creation of FidoNet.
even more interesting and pleasing. Is there a way to ask
an autograph over FidoNet? Should be an auto-ASCII-graph,
Is there a way to ask an autograph over FidoNet?
Should be an auto-ASCII-graph, probably.
Do you need a separate signature? For forging documents?
An autograph is usually written on something, a photo
for instance. You can attach a photo to a message, the
recipient puts his signature on it, using Photoshop, and
sends it back to you.
Tom [Jennings] is a reclusive anarchist, and doesn't
respond to most requests about anything, to the best of
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