bulletin board system

Definitions

Electronics

  • A computer system that serves as a message center that is accessed by other computers through a modem. These usually focus on specific interests, supply information, and generally provide a forum to exchange thoughts, files, programs, and email. Its abbreviation is BBS. Also called bulletin board, bulletin board service, or electronic bulletin board system.
  • synonymbulletin board service

Media Studies

  • noun
    (written as Bulletin Board System)
    a precursor to the Internet, using software that could dial up a connection and upload and download information.
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