Soundbite: a one-stop shop for (shareware) games

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Jun 30 2020 5 mins   1
Glenn Brensinger, former sysop of Software Creations, talks about how his then-boss Dan Linton's "Home of the Authors" Software Creations bulletin-board system (BBS) served as a sort of prototypical Steam. The interview was done as part of my research for my upcoming book Shareware Heroes: Independent Games at the Dawn of the Internet, which is on Kickstarter until July 8th. To get access to supporter-only soundbites, and early access to soundbites like this one, you can subscribe via Patreon — where anybody who donates $3 or more per month also gets ad-free high-bitrate downloads of every episode plus various other bonuses like research notes and full transcripts. You can also support me by sending a donation to Learn more at Learn more about your ad choices. Visit