|BBS: The Documentary|
DVD cover for BBS: The Documentary
|Directed by||Jason Scott|
|Produced by||Nicole Sparks|
|Written by||Jason Scott|
|Edited by||Jason Scott|
BBS: The Documentary (commonly referred to as BBS Documentary) is a 3-disc, 8-episode documentary about the subculture born from the creation of the bulletin board system (BBS) filmed by computer historian Jason Scott of textfiles.com.
Production work began in July 2001 and completed in December 2004. The finished product began shipping in May 2005.
Although the documentary was released under the Creative Commons Attribute-ShareAlike 2.0 License and later under 3.0, meaning that anyone can legally download it for free, although the author has made it known that the downloadable version is only a taste of the full experience and recommends that individuals purchase the documentary DVDs.
Disc 3 also serves as a DVD-ROM which contains thousands of photographs from the 200 interviews recorded during the 4-year production of the film. All of the episodes are subtitled in English and include director's commentary tracks. The Artscene episode is the only one to include subtitles translated into Russian. All discs include hidden easter eggs.