sorry to necropost...
BBSes are still chugging along today, but pairing newer technology with old
today we run bbses via telnet or ssh, and have web interfaces, flash apps, forums, ftp,email,etc
i run edge of oblivion at http://eob-bbs.com
some telnet bbs links are:
[big list but not so many good ones]
some people even are running c64 bbses on the internet now, it's pretty cool stuff.
what did bbses in, in my opinion is bbs operators were against the internet, because it was a big threat. they should have just 'joined' the internet instead of fighting progress.