This website is a static archive, maintained in memory of Freeware Hall of Fame founder Rey Barry (1937–2021).

All free, all the time
since 1984

to world headquarters of
The Freeware Hall Of Fame(sm)

Compiled and maintained by Rey Barry
Home of "The Great American Email"

Site updated recently (by historical standards)

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

The site where you buy none and get one free.
No PITA bytes here (ads, noise.) Just content.
No Flash, no Java, no goddam rollovers or intrusions.
No registration, no sign-up, no login
Life is simple on the trailing edge
We have 90+ HTML pages and 390+ 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 Blog? or hazardous material spill

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

Internet standards guides found on this site

Yellow button Why you believe there's a God when you know better
Yellow button America's Cherished Myths The lies we tell our children
Yellow button The oldest and best eBay insider page on the Web revised 2018
Yellow button A popular acronym definition page It won an award
Yellow button A Taste of Atheism
Yellow button My Bible smuggling behind the Iron Curtain with "The Family"
Yellow button"Green Pastures Monsanto" and other political song parodies
Yellow button The Bill of Rights Updated For Our Time
Yellow button The Statue of Liberty The real 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  

We design and sell unique bumper stickers that we sell on ebay under the name useraccount2. This is the latest:

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 about 85 of our pages. Some are less brilliant than others.
There are also 392 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 sides are ebay as useraccount2 and our store Puckish Tendencies
at Zazzle where we create truly unique mugs, bumperstickers, buttons,
and mouse pads found nowhere else in the world.

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 also sell a mug with my photos of Anna Anderson who believed
she was Anastasia Romanov, the Czar's kid, and Maria Rasputin, daughter of
THAT Rasputin. They played together as kids and she supported Anna's claim.

We hung out together; I took Rasputin out to dinner. You can read all about it HERE.

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 buttonAbout the Freeware Hall of Fame, and reminiscences of the BBS world

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

Green buttonList of the 1700+ programs on our BBS when it closed, with descriptions.

Green buttonWhy we're famous: The Great American mail


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