OT: Winmodems are soundcards Was: Laptop for College Bound Student?
On Fri, Jun 13, 2008 at 05:30:02PM +0100, Brad Rogers wrote:
> On Fri, 13 Jun 2008 10:45:50 -0500
> Hugo Vanwoerkom <email@example.com> wrote:
> Hello Hugo,
> > Brad Rogers wrote:
> > > Acoustic Couplers, they were called. A real PITA to use, too; One
> > > hard knock, and the line dropped, because the noise produced upset
> > But it worked. Connected from IBM Chicago to IBM Kingston in 1972
> > using TSO and an electric typewriter. It all took a while though.
> Slow doesn't even *begin* to cover it. :-)
Wasn't vi written with a 300 baud connection in mind? I seem to recall
that from an interview with the author. My IT life started with 1200
baud. Downloading OS/2 updates on that was slow, but hey I need to
sleep at night anyway.
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