It was natural that groups of close friends, working together to write textfiles on whatever subjects they considered their own, would start considering themselves a sort of rock and roll band, or maybe a gang. To this end, Textfile "Groups" starting making appearances early in the 1980's, and of course it's gotten completely out of hand.
Some groups had members that never actually met each other; they did all their work online and might be many many miles apart, or even in different countries. Some groups were open to anyone who wanted to be a member, and some were finite and refused to expand or contract. And then there's the cDc.
||Description of the Textfile
|BANANAREPUBLIC||The Banana Republic BBS Collection (From New Zealand)|
|BAR||The Bad Ass Retards|
|BLACKCIRCLE||Black Circle Productions|
|BUZZ||The Buzz Brothers|
|CDC||The Cult of the Dead Cow Library|
|CHINA||The CHiNA Colleciton|
|FISH||Folks In Santa Hats|
|METALCOMMUNICATIONS||Neon Knights and Metal Communications|
|OCTOTHORPE||Octothorpe Productions, the official Works BBS Group|
|PHAIT||Phreaks, Hackers and Anarchists Instigating Turmoil|
|PHONELOSERS||The Phone Losers of America|
|PPH||The Phido Phreaks|
|PPP||Phucked Phreak Productions|
|SHAWN||Shawn Da Lay Boy Productions|
|TWAT||The Winner ANSI Team|
|VIDEOVINDICATOR||The Works of the Video Vindicator|
|ZAN||Zhit Access Nation|
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If you wish to have the entire directory conveniently archived and compressed into one file, please download either groups.tar.gz (5997902 bytes) or groups.zip (6854272 bytes) instead of all the files separately.