dial-up experiences (was Re: question aaout ISP's)
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Thu Aug 7 22:01:33 CDT 2008
My first home modem experience was using a Silent 700 TI terminal (thermal
print head) with a built-in acoustic coupler. It was manually dial the
number and then plug the phone into the cups. This was before we had
a modular phone jack in our house, so the terminal had to be physically
close to the phone in the kitchen.
This was after I had been using modems to connect Beehive, Tektronix
4010 and DECwriter LA36 terminals to the PDP-11/70 across town,
usually via 300 baud acoustic couplers. Later we got a few leased
line modems at 1800 baud.
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