All free, all the time
since 1984

to world headquarters of

The Freeware Hall Of Fame(sm)

Compiled and maintained by Rey Barry
Site updated daily (almost)

Our Flounder the year Freeware Hall of Fame began
Click pic for now

No PITA bytes here (ads, noise.) Just content.
No Flash, no Java, no goddam rollovers.
No registration, no sign-up, no login.
Life is simple on the trailing edge.
We have 90 HTML pages and 200+ unique photos
You may link to anything here - no need to ask.
Hundreds do.
Privacy policy - we pass on what we learn to the next generation

Rey & Johnny Carson
"Carson's Greatest Interview"
(Click on pic to read the story behind "Carson's Greatest Interview")

* * * * Light Sweet Crud - a blog of sorts * * * *

One Line Blogs Is it the smartest page on the Internet? (Yes)

Internet standards guides written and published at this site

Yellow button When Common Sense Fails - the guide to email
Yellow button America's Cherished Myths we all believe that aren't true
Yellow button One of the most popular acronym definition pages in cyberspace, an award winner
Yellow button A Taste of Atheism
Yellow button My Bible smuggling behind the Iron Curtain with "The Family"
Yellow button "Something Warm," a parody of "Something Cool"
Yellow button 21 Clues to the Blues and how ye shall know them
Yellow button The Bill of Rights Updated For Our Time
Yellow button The Statue of Liberty - the rest of the story
Yellow button The Investor's Guide to CNBC - Tips and Traps
Yellow button A rollicking sea tale of the New England coast that really happened
Yellow buttonThe long-awaited index - files on this site  

About this web site

The Freeware Hall of Fame (what's freeware?) began life as a collection of
free computer programs circulated around the world by mail. Later it became a dial-up
computer bulletin board promoting and distributing free software.
In the mid-1990s Boardwatch Magazine named it one of the world's 25 best BBSs.

When the BBS era passed we opened the web site FREEWAREHOF.ORG
on 3/26/1997 at 5 AM, with FHOF sharing the site with the writings of
the man who gave us the Great American Email©, Rey Barry.

This site has a Table of Contents with links to more than 70 of our features.
There are also 222 exciting photos and images like the six super models below.

Seymour Cray Alan Turing Ward Christensen Grace Hopper Jim Button indentured hacker

Above you see our staff closely monitoring the links on this site
If any of our links is broken, please let us know
with our Link Report.

Here you're a guest, not a marketing target
We do not collect data (Google collects some)
You use us - we don't use you

No ads here. Our endorsement isn't for sale
You don't sell your body to pay the rent; FreeHOF doesn't accept advertising

Our commercial side is our store Puckish Tendencies over at Zazzle where we create
unique mugs, bumperstickers, buttons, and mouse pads to thrill you and your mouse.

Here you will find our extremely rare, historic Theloneous Monk "postage stamp."
I share what may be the last supply in the world by selling this mouse
pad at Zazzle where anyone can buy it.

We reply to all email, not always coherently

We've had umpteen million visits - hope you find yours worthwhile

Click on which path to take

Green button About the Freeware Hall of Fame, and reminiscences of the BBS world

Green button The download page (includes a complete installation of PCBoard BBS software)

Green button Original writings - 40 years (make that 60) of eccentricity


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