IT veterans pick their favorite -- largely obsolete -- job titles of yesteryear. Join us on a 20-year-stroll down memory lane.
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Bulletin Board System (BBS) Manager
Ah, the true days of dial-up: Bulletin Board Systems, or BBS. "Back before the web exploded, most online communication was via dialups to bulletin boards," notes IT project manager Matt Novotny. And, yes, it was the job of some unfortunate soul -- sometimes known as a SysOp -- to run the BBS. Novotny adds another subset from the BBS days: Mail Portal Specialist. "This was the guy who managed Blue Wave or other email portal on a BBS -- basically a program that collected your mail and zipped it for download," he says.
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