Compuserve adult chat
The wedding was attended by 20 CB regulars in person and over 50 virtual guests online. The Compu Serve CB Simulator was also the setting for The Strange Case of the Electronic Lover, an ethnographic study by Lindsy Van Gelder examining the phenomenon of gender-bending identity in the early days of online chatrooms, and how one user's exposure as a man pretending to be female influenced a user community.
In October 1983 CBSIM CB Simulator was written and released by Jerry Thomas Hunter as the first publicly accessible CB Simulator software available for privately operated computer bulletin board systems (BBSs).
At that time, most people were familiar with citizens band radio, often abbreviated as CB radio, but multi-user chat and instant messaging were largely unknown.
Compu Serve CB used the CB radio paradigm to help users understand the new concept.
When 40 channels was not enough, additional "bands" were added, such as the "Adult" band.
Talkomatic was very popular among PLATO users into the mid-1980s.
This was one of the first and only usage of a shared memory area, mapped to Basic-Plus virtual arrays, to keep track of a program usage.
Using CB, you could communicate to other users across DECNET to other nodes of the system.
Initially, CBSIM supported a maximum of 32 concurrent nodes (connected users), and allowed dynamic creation and cataloging of "channels" by the users of the BBS on which it was installed.
The source code was released to the public from the inception of the CBSIM project, and this source code quickly became the foundation for multi-node chat systems embedded in other popular BBS software products.