I recently got a mail from a guy named David who has written a great article on the Quantum Link
system, an online service that was available in the US and Canada from 1985 to 1994, and which, in many ways, was a forerunner to the way we came to connect and communicate on the internet.
Quantum Link, originally available on the Commodore 64 computer, offered and pioneered many of the features we are used to having on the modern internet, such as e-mail, instant messagaing, shopping and chat rooms - to name a few.
Quantum Link also featured the ground breaking game Habitat by Lucasfilm's, the first graphical massively multiplayer online game.https://www.tinytickle.co.uk/quantum-link/#mmo
Q-Link was also made available on Apple & IBM compatible PCs from 1988.
I was wondering if you could add a link from your website (retrohackers.com) to the piece to help spread knowledge of the influential, but now largely forgotten, Quantum Link service. The article has proven popular on social media, and I thought that it would be of interest to your readers. Any mention you could make on social media would also be fantastic.
Any corrections, feedback or comments you may have on the piece would be greatly appreciated, either by email or via the comments form on the webpage itself.
It also featured a graphical Online Multiplayer interactive virtual worlds made by no other than Lucasarts
(!). One of the world's first commercial MMOs, if not *the* first!
The article has lots of screen graphics and vintage videos from the glory days. Go check it out!https://www.tinytickle.co.uk/quantum-link/
Also make sure to check out the Quantum Link Reloaded project:http://orrtech.us/qlink/index.html