It was many months after I saw Alan Bird's name pop up around Qualcomm (while I was working there) before I remembered why it was so familiar--for most of the six years of my life that my only computer was an Apple //c, Alan was named on the startup screen of AppleWorks, which I used near-daily, as one of its authors. One of Alan's colleagues at Beagle Brothers was Morgan Davis, responsible for the ProLine BBS software that was my introduction to the Internet (at least, rec.arts.startrek.) That software is now available for free download
 Pro-New Frontiers, Highland Park, IL, and later Pro-Harvest, which was somewhere up in Lake County if I remember right. When Pro-Harvest died, I found gagme, then a public-access UNIX system.