dial-up experiences (was Re: question aaout ISP's)
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Fri Aug 8 12:09:25 CDT 2008
On 8 Aug 2008 at 12:13, Dennis Boone wrote:
> For a while, we had two Telebit Trailblazers, one in answer mode in the
> computer room, and the other connected to my SB-180 at home (_really_
> nice!). We looked at Couriers too. But the v.32 modems won, so it was
> Multi-Techs, Practical (Pregnant) Peripherals, etc.
The Trailblazers at one point were *the* modem to have if you were
doing UUCP-type transfers between systems. Since it used a
proprietary protocol, you had to go Telebit-to-Telebit. I had
friends at Telebit, and vaguely remember that they used multiple
carrier frequencies, but not too much other than that.
During the early 1970s, ISTR that one of the better modems was the
Milgo 4400--a big rack-mount job that could get 2400 bps over voice-
grade lines (except in Los Gatos, where 300 bps was considered to be
pretty good). Does anyone still have one of these beasts? The
military used them quite a bit.
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