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    Remember the good old days of 1200 baud modems?

    I remember when I got my USRobotics 16000 baud modem and I thought it was blazing fast!

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    Re: Remember the good old days of 1200 baud modems?

    That's funny! PJ

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    Re: Remember the good old days of 1200 baud modems?

    Or 300 baud!
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    Re: Remember the good old days of 1200 baud modems?

    300 baud... the audio/acoustic coupler. I remember them well.

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    Re: Remember the good old days of 1200 baud modems?

    Ah yes, the good old days that never were! Somewhere up in the attic, I've got an actual 110 baud modem, similar to this


    But I gave away the Morrow Decision computer that went with it. "Full up" 64K memory, 5Mb hard drive, and a 360K floppy. All state-of-the-art home computer at one time.
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    Re: Remember the good old days of 1200 baud modems?

    Quote Originally Posted by Boink View Post
    Or 300 baud!
    Well, if we REALLY want to go back in the time machine, the NORAD SAGE system I worked on used 75 Baud teletypes!
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    Re: Remember the good old days of 1200 baud modems?

    Quote Originally Posted by dklawson View Post
    300 baud... the audio/acoustic coupler. I remember them well.

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    I never had the pleasure of owning such an antique! LOL My first modem was a dial up 1200 Baud. A real screamer by comparison I guess.
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    Re: Remember the good old days of 1200 baud modems?

    Quote Originally Posted by dklawson View Post
    300 baud... the audio/acoustic coupler. I remember them well.

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    Re: Remember the good old days of 1200 baud modems?

    I got y'all beat my first modem was a 28.8K modem, it really was blazing fast.
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    Re: Remember the good old days of 1200 baud modems?

    I wish I still had my little Sinclair computer.... I actually learned a lot from using it.
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    Re: Remember the good old days of 1200 baud modems?

    When I first went to work for United Computing (national time sharing) and being the "new kid" I got the portable terminal, a Teletype model 33 with paper tape reader. It fit neatly in a large suitcase but the 300 baud acoustic coupler did not. I had to carry it separately. Man those were the days.
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    Re: Remember the good old days of 1200 baud modems?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bayless View Post
    When I first went to work for United Computing (national time sharing) and being the "new kid" I got the portable terminal, a Teletype model 33 with paper tape reader. It fit neatly in a large suitcase but the 300 baud acoustic coupler did not. I had to carry it separately. Man those were the days.
    Wow, hard to imagine an ASR 33 being portable! The non-portable ones we had must've weighed close to 80 pounds each.

    Come to think of it, I'm pretty sure they only ran at 10 cps. Were the later models faster?
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    Re: Remember the good old days of 1200 baud modems?

    It was 10 cps. And having to lug that thing around to customer sites, it felt more like 180 pounds. I got lucky though. After only a couple of months they hired another "new guy" and I passed the "portable" to him. The suitcase did have wheels.
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    Re: Remember the good old days of 1200 baud modems?

    Modems, routers, bauds - but my favorite is "dongle". Sounds vaguely dirty.

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    Re: Remember the good old days of 1200 baud modems?

    About 12 maybe 15 years ago my daughter had to wear a heart monitor for a month. Every morning she had to send in the info using a device that looked exactly like that. I was amazed that they were still using that technology in the early 2000s

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    300 baud... the audio/acoustic coupler. I remember them well.

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