COMMODORE: C64: INFOQUICK
Author: Lew Lasher
Additional Notes:
Jeff Berard writes "The original software was distributed through Ariel Computer in Massachusetts. Interestingly, this software required a dongle, one of the first to do this. Lew had them made especially for the software.

"The software was released to public domain through QLink or Compuserve or one of the first "Online Beasts", some time after. Infoquick was released around 1984, so it is old. It was written with Lew's assembly language, and was cool because it disguised REL files as SEQ files. Standard Xmodem for file transfer. It supported the Commodore hard drives, as well as SDF-1001's, 1541's etc. It had issues with some modems. It worked with the 1650 and Westridge, but did not like the 1660. It was designed for Hayes Smartmodems, and had a max speed of 2400 bps. No graphics or color, just standard ASCII."

iq.d64 (172K) InfoQuick BBS by Lew Lasher, From the Collection of Gary Solinger and Tom Stock
iq_extras.d64 (172K) InfoQuick BBS by Lew Lasher, From the Collection of Gary Solinger and Tom Stock
jargon.txt (4.0K) Citation of Lew Lasher in the New Hacker's Dictionary/Jargon File
jberard.txt (4.0K) Description of the InfoQuick software from Jeff Berard (November, 2003)