Ward Christensen

Updated: 09/15/2017 by Computer Hope
Ward Christensen

Name: Ward Christensen

Born: Unknown in West Bend, Wisconsin, USA

Computer-related contributions

  • Co-founder of the CBBS bulletin board, the first bulletin board system (BBS) ever brought online (1978).
  • Inventor of Xmodem.
  • Wrote a cassette-based operating system before floppies and hard drives were common.

Honors and awards

  • Dvorak Award for Excellence in Telecommunications (1992).
  • Pioneer Award from the Electronic Frontier Foundation (1993).