Preserving and recreating Prodigy, an early online offering

A couple of interesting articles here. It turns out the content from Prodigy can be scraped from old client caches. And it turns out the patents which covered Prodigy included C source code - in a rather unhelpful form.

The Prodigy Preservation Project (2014)

Reverse Engineering Prodigy, Part 1 (2021)




Interesting. I’ve been hoping someone would make a CompuServe clone.

Someone shared this was linked here with me, and I thought I’d follow up by linking the 2nd blog post in the series on the reverse engineering effort. Happy to chat about the project more if anyone is interested.


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Thanks Phil - great to see you here!