Continuing the discussion from BBSes - the "web" before the web!:
Bunches of us have overlapping interesting in text-based things, like BBS, MU*, ASCII art, shell communities, all that jazz. I don’t think of it as “retro” tech, because we still use it today, and it is remains useful. I thought it would be funny to just call it texting. Re-appropriate the term!
Do you see any themes or obvious names for such a category? It will be very BBS and MUD heavy, for sure. Probably tilde stuff, too. textnet? Hmmm.