Archived Web Site T E X T F I L E S D O T C O M

About this Item

Title
T E X T F I L E S D O T C O M
Summary
textfiles.com is a web site run by Jason Scott dedicated to preserving the digital documents that contain the history of the BBS world (bulletin board sites) and various subcultures. The site categorizes and stores thousands of ASCII files. It focuses on text files from the 1980s, but also contains some older files and some that were created well into the 1990s. The site holds a unique set of materials that serve as a basis for much of the cultural movements related to the web.
Contributor Names
Scott, Jason, 1970-
Created / Published
United States.
Subject Headings
-  Text files
-  Computer bulletin boards
Genre
web site
Form
electronic
Repository
Library of Congress, Washington, D.C., 20540 USA
Source Url
http://textfiles.com/
Access Condition
None
Scopes
textfiles.com (domain)
Language
English
Online Format
web page
Description
textfiles.com is a web site run by Jason Scott dedicated to preserving the digital documents that contain the history of the BBS world (bulletin board sites) and various subcultures. The site categorizes and stores thousands of ASCII files. It focuses on text files from the 1980s, but also contains some older files and some that were created well into the 1990s. The site holds a unique set of materials that serve as a basis for much of the cultural movements related to the web. Web Site. electronic | Electronic (Form).
Additional Metadata Formats
MODSXML Record

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Citations are generated automatically from bibliographic data as a convenience, and may not be complete or accurate.

Chicago citation style:

Scott, Jason. T E X T F I L E S D O T C O M. United States, 2002. Archived Web Site. https://www.loc.gov/item/lcwaN0010400/.

APA citation style:

Scott, J. (2002) T E X T F I L E S D O T C O M. United States. [Archived Web Site] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/lcwaN0010400/.

MLA citation style:

Scott, Jason. T E X T F I L E S D O T C O M. United States, 2002. Archived Web Site. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/lcwaN0010400/>.