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The company's executive, Alexander Trevor, released the Compu Serve CB Simulator to the public in 1980.
The Compu Serve CB simulator was truly modeled after the popular Citizens Band (CB) radios.
The Compu Serve system soon became the first major commercial online service provider for the United States.
The Compu Serve system itself was not the true 'grandfather' of today's chat rooms.
They wanted to take the basics of the business and computerize it to expand its popularity.
Just as Internet gaming fads happen today, they have changed from the 1970's and 80's.
The MUD servers that were once thriving are now often seen as being an 'old-fashioned' gaming system.
Internet relay chat (Also known as IRC) was created by accident in 1988 by yet another college student named Jarkko Oikarinen.
The original intention of this system was to extend a page for University of Oulu Finland called BBS.