Ward Christensen definition person
The inventor of XMODEM
and of the BBS
. Ward did physics in college and programmed mainframes
Ward and friend Randy Suess set up their BBS on first on 1978-02-16 in Chicago. It ran on an S-100 computer with 64k RAM
and two single-sided 8" 250kB diskettes
Freeware Hall of Fame (http://freewarehof.org/ward.html).