TEXAS INSTRUMENTS: TI-99/4 and TI-99/4A: TINET
|| Erik Olsen and Matt Storm
Jesse C. Slicer writes "TI-Net was originally authored by
Erik Olsen and Matt Storm when they both lived together in Texas. Erik
coded most of the communications pieces in TMS 9900 Assembly Language
and Matt wrote the Extended Basic BBS management and Gameroom pieces.
Circa 1991, Erik owned the software and transferred the ownership to
Shirley Slicer, my mother. I extensively rewrote (and commented) the
assembly to take advantage of some of the newer hardware advances at the
time, notably the 80-column cards cropping up and XModem for hard
drives. My mom still owns the software and distribution rights, but
there don't appear to be any more BBSs running TI-Net software today.
However, all the original equipment that was used to develop our portion
of it and ran a BBS ("The Manhattan Project") is still in perfect
From the TI 99/4a timeline site: "March, 1986: Gadego Software of Lubbock, Texas releases the TINet BBS. The program is authored by 14 year old Erik Olson of the Lubbock Users Group, and it wins notoriety as that group's first BBS."