History of Taiwan Online

(Last updated on 04/25/1999)
01/14/1995
Benjamin Tsai got his first modem, 14400 Bps.
02/13/1995
Taiwan Online became online with Wildcat! Test-Drive v2.
03/23/1995
Taiwan Online got first dedicated line, 861-3420.
04/11/1995
Taiwan Online ordered Wildcat! v4.01.
06/03/1995
Taiwan Online finally recieved Wildcat! v4.01 with several delays.
06/30/1995
Taiwan Online offically closed for summer vacation.
08/23/1995
Taiwan Online offically opened and with a major hardware upgrade. From a 386 DX to an Pentium 133 Mhz.
11/03/1995
Taiwan Online's door was finally up and running without any problems. This should be declared as international holiday.
11/05/1995
Taiwan Online finally upgraded its 14400 Bps modem to a 28800 Bps modem.
11/28/1995
Taiwan Online has added Node 2 (861-3350) to its system! Everyone! Cheer for Taiwan Online!
12/07/1995
Taiwan Online registered its first game, TEOS(Don't ask how we registered LORD), thanks to Bernard Yen!
12/15/1995
Taiwan Online now is offline for winter holiday but will be online two weeks later. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
12/26/1995
Taiwan Online's server has upgraded to Windows 95. This should improve system performance.
12/28/1995
Taiwan Online has updated its BBS server from Wildcat! 4.01 to Wildcat! 4.12.
01/01/1996
The two week maintainance period is over and Taiwan Online is back online.
01/14/1996
Sandbar was register via a international phone call.
01/18/1996
Yes! Auto-Switching is finally here(after a long delay on the telephone company's part)! Now all you need to dial is 861-3420 to check if any of the Nodes are available.
03/04/1996
We have sold our 28,800 Bps modem to Jonathan Han for 2,250 NT. This will allow us to purchase a new and more stable modem for Taiwan Online.
03/19/1996
Stack'Em registration code arrived, thanks to Joe Cheng.
03/20/1996
The Village Hut (Lord IGM) registration code arrived, thanks to Roger Tuan!
03/25/1996
In The Building registered, thanks to Joe Cheng.
03/25/1996
Taiwan Online has become the OFFICIAL DISTRIBUTION SITE for Stardock Loco.
04/09/1996
Taiwan Online received Food Fight registration thanks to Joe Cheng.
04/09/1996
Taiwan Online received an US Robotics Sportster 28,800 Data/Fax External Version to replace the ProLink 28,800 Data/Fax External Version for Node 1. This should make Node 1 much more stable, with higher upload and download CPS rates. Gosh, Taiwan Online just keeps on getting better!
05/30/1996
Taiwan Online ordered Wildcat! 5 from Mustang Software, and we're going bankrupt. Taiwan Online would appreciate it if you could donate a little so we may continue to serve you better and better.
06/03/1996
Taiwan Online recieved Wildcat! 5 from Mustang Software. Pretty fast service isn't it?
06/19/1996
Taiwan Online is now down for summer vacation.
09/08/1996
After a long summer vacation, and lots of technical problems, Taiwan Online is finally back ONLINE. Cheers!
06/21/1997
Again, Taiwan Online is back down for summer vacation. It is doubtful that Taiwan Online will return in it's current form, if at all. The main cause for this is because I'm moving to the United States.
02/25/1998
Against all odds, Taiwan Online is back! But this time instead of a two node dial up BBS, we are now a TELNET only BBS with 8 nodes. The connection to the Internet, however, is a meager 56k. Just for the record, we can expand the BBS to 16 nodes at any time. It is, however, impossible for a 56k connection to support 16 simultaneous connections. That is why we have opened up only 8 nodes.
We have upgraded our server from a Pentium 133Mhz to a Pentium II 266Mhz.
03/25/1998
Taiwan Online has registered it's domain name, 'taiwanonline.org'. The reason we chose this over 'taiwanonline.com' is because the current owner of 'taiwanonline.com' asked for US $50,000 for that domain. Clearly an unaffordable price for a hobby BBS.
04/25/1999
All that remains of Taiwan Online BBS is this website. In the BBS's 3 years of existance it has done more then I have ever imagined possible when I first installed the Test-Drive. I would like to take the time to thank everyone who has made Taiwan Online possible.

I can be contacted at http://benjamintsai.com/.