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Surfers (talker)

Surfers was created using ew-too code in 1993, first booting up on 2 December 1993,[1] and was the first internet talker to have 1,000 users logged on at the same time. Founded by Ian "Roosta" Dobbie,[1] it is currently run by Mike and Furry.

The talker is run on surfers.fysh.org on port 4242, in reference to Usenet alt.talkers FAQ, where it is also one of the three "recommended talkers".[2]

It is regarded as important to the history of ew-too, and hence to the history of talkers, both as an early popular talker and because the ew-too code that was publicly released was Surfers' version.[1] It is the primary focus of LiveJournal's spod community.

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References

  1. ^ a b c "Talker History". NetLingo the Internet Dictionary. Retrieved 2010-04-13. Marble Madness was never opened fully at the surr.ac.uk site, but over the next few months it was developed extensively, until in November 1993 Surfers came into being, running at muscle.rai.kcl.ac.uk 4242 thanks to Ian Dobbie (aka 'Roosta'). After Surfers was made public, there was a shift, European users started to use Surfers whilst American users continued to use Foothills by preference [ 
  2. ^ "Alt.Talkers FAQ". alt.talkers. 2008-08-31. Retrieved 2010-04-13. 
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