Ward Christensen

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Ward Christensen

Ward Christensen, born in West Bend, Wisconsin, was the founder of the CBBS bulletin board, the first BBS ever brought online.

Ward was noted for building software tools for his needs; he wrote a cassette based operating system before floppies and hard disks were common. When he lost track of the source code for some programs, he wrote ReSource (an interative disassembler for the 8080) to help him regenerate the source code. When he needed to send files to Randy Suess, he wrote XMODEM.

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