What does BBS mean, or bulletin board system? - The Silicon Underground
What does BBS mean? In the 1980s and early 90s, before the Internet was available for home use, hobbyists, known as sysops, would set up a computer with a modem on a phone line to see who would call in. Here's a look back at the BBS, or bulletin board system, and what people did with their modems in days of yore.