Its been almost 5 years since I last used or coded for a telnet talker. During that time some have disappeared from the internet, whilst others have stagnated.

This blog isn’t about that decline, or some magic bullet that will suddenly make talkers relevant again. Instead its a chronicle of how to make a new talker, one that hopefully appeals to the web 2.0 crowd.

For those of you running your own talkers, hopefully you’ll find this an interesting place for ideas, hits, tips, and of course code. And just to make things interesting I’ll start with a default copy of PG+ and promise not to quickly nab code from any of my previous talkers.