After 30 years the plug will be pulled on what was once the finest online service on the globe. (CompuServe 2000, a newer iteration of CompuServe will continue.) […]
CompuServe Classic introduced many of us cyberdinosaurs to services we now take for granted.
Online shopping? Stock quotes? Worldwide weather forecasts? CompuServe was providing all of that in the 1980s. Who needs color graphics, music and streaming videos? CompuServe could provide users with what they needed with plain text on a slow dial-up connection.
I never used CompuServe. Along with The Well it’s one of those legendary old online services that I wish I had been around for.