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For those without comedic tastes, the so-called experts at Wikipedia think they have an article about Fido.

Fido was originally created by Grits, Jimmy Carter's daughter's pet dog, after learning that Amy Carter much preferred talking to the Presidential chipmunks than dogs. Lonely, and disturbed by the political climate, Fido decided to establish communications with other good, law-abiding Americans, and set up FidoNet using Fido.

Fido used a relatively simple, plain menu system that allowed people to fetch messages, beg for chats, and roll over to log off. Few people had problems learning how to work with Fido, except perhaps women (see BBS for more details).

Fido was written for MS-DOS systems, and had nodes all over the world.

Fido is a doggies name. This particular doggie does not bark, it woofs.

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