It has been said that Glenn Gorman was told that a Citadel BBS couldn't be written in BASIC. So he wrote MiniBin in BASIC on TRS-80 equipment as proof it could be done.
Gene Buckle says "Glen Gorman's MINIBIN software was being run on an LNW-80 with a pair of
8" drives by the time he took it offline. (and lnw-80 is a TRS-80 Model
I clone). MINIBIN was run by the Seattle radio stations KJR and KZOK in
the early to mid 80's. I think at it's height, there were at least 6
systems in the Seattle/Tacoma area running it."