mdavidson1963 at gmail.com
Sun Jul 5 21:08:06 CDT 2009
Does anyone have any idea what they are going to do with all those old machines?
On Sun, Jul 5, 2009 at 6:46 PM, Ethan Dicks<ethan.dicks at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 7/5/09, Ben <bfranchuk at jetnet.ab.ca> wrote:
>> The other factor back then too, often your nearest data centre,
>> was still a goodly sum long distance call.
> Maybe in some parts (like the complaint on the discussion thread on
> Slashdot about the PA customer who only had two numbers to call in
> their area code, and both were long-distance from their house), but
> since I grew up a few miles from the main building, we never had a
> problem in Central Ohio with free access numbers. There was great
> coverage close to home. I never even used to get busy signals, not
> even when the service was at the peak of its popularity 25 years ago.
> Of course, paying per hour meant that people got on, did their thing,
> then got off. BBSes were another thing entirely - those were hard to
> get into back then, except when Star Trek was on TV. Mysteriously,
> the modems were easier to reach at that time of the evening.
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