1978 in Chicago, USA to develop a system based on the 8080 chip CBBS / Chicago (Computerized Bulletin Board System / Chicago), which was the first of a set of BBS. After the advent of the Mac development BBS system based on Mac Bulletin Board System and the public information system (People, s Message System). IBM Personal Computer was born in 1981, and did not own BBS system. Until 1982, Russell Lane, before using the Basic language written for the IBM personal computer and a prototype program. It was only after a series of upgrading, and finally in 1983 by the Capital PC User Group (CPCUG) the Communication Special Interest Group members' efforts to rewrite the Personal Computer Systems BBS. Thomas, Mack, finishing, and finally completed a personal computer version of the BBS System - RBBS-PC. The most prominent feature of this set of BBS systems is its all open source, future modifications and maintenance, and later in the development of other BBS systems as a framework, RBBS-PC won the the BBS originator reputation.
At the time, how the link between the station and the station did not solve. 1984 the Tom Jonning developed a set of electronic functions of the electronic bulletin board program of FIDO. The software has the function of interpersonal connection and automatic transfer of information, so the station the occasion in a common predetermined time send e-mail, making the BBS network has been a lifeline.
So far, the amateur BBS network in the world except for FidoNet (Hui Network), a few more well-known EggNet, AlterNet and RBBS-Net, etc. BBS development. Due to the exchange of information between the network and FidoNet is not a problem, which the so-called inter-network.