January 24 - RemoteAccess BBS v2.52 is released. This is the first version of RemoteAccess 2.50 with revised copyright information based on the sale of RemoteAccess by Andrew Milner to Bruce F. Morse of Haverhill, MA.
May 18 - Jack Rickard, editor of Boardwatch Magazine, sells its controlling company, One Inc. (which also runs the ISPCON trade shows) to Mecklermedia in a cash and stock deal worth $29.5 million.
July 31 - TeleGrafix Inc., makers of ProBoard BBS Software and designers of the RIPscrip BBS Graphics Protocol, purchase the rights to Searchlight BBS from Frank LaRosa of Searchlight Software.
September - The Hornet Demo Archive, a collection of computer demos (demonstrations of programming and design ability) and music (MODs, XMs and other computer music formats) dating from the time of BBSes into the present day, officially announces it is closing.
October 12 - Penton Media, a century-old midwestern press and trade show organization, purchases Mecklermedia Corporation, who had previously purchased Jack Rickard's Boardwatch Magazines on May 18th, 1998. The merger is estimated to be in the range of $274 million.