BBS, Plaits, Sounds & Saatchi

Benj Edwards’ BBS Memoir

Thirty years ago last week—on November 25, 1992—my BBS came online for the first time. I was only 11 years old, working from my dad’s Tandy 1800HD laptop and a 2400 baud modem. The Cave BBS soon grew into a bustling 24-hour system with over 1,000 users. After a seven-year pause between 1998 and 2005, I’ve been running it again ever since. Here’s the story of how it started and the challenges I faced along the way.

New Plaits Firmware

An unexpected update to the discontinued Mutable Instruments eurorack module, adding a new bank of synthesis models and DX7 SysEx patch loading.

Obsolete Sounds

Obsolete Sounds is the world’s biggest collection of disappearing sounds and sounds that have become extinct – remixed and reimagined to create a brand new form of listening.

Saatchi Compendium

He changed British creativity, global advertising and the world of Art. But unlike most big names in our business, Charles Saatchi has a tiny digital footprint, in terms of his advertising career. Only half a dozen photos, only two interviews and just a handful of credits on Saatchi & Saatchi’s creative work.

All of which are collected here, including scans of every ad credited to Saatchi.