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Old 28th December 2009, 07:04 AM
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28,800 bit/s V.34

I've upgraded to 28,800 bit/s V.34.
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Re: 28,800 bit/s V.34

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I've upgraded to 28,800 bit/s V.34.
What's that. Broadband?
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Re: 28,800 bit/s V.34

Movin' on up ;-).
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What's that. Broadband?
A step above an acoustic coupler.
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A step above an acoustic coupler.
haha! Of course. It through me off as I hadn't heard of that kind of speed(or lack thereof) in years.
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A step above an acoustic coupler.
Congratulations on your upgrade! I understand that this is fast enough to download images. You might want to try out a new program called "Mosaic"; it is a "web browser", whatever that is. Once I upgrade from my 1200 baud Hayes, I'll give it a try myself.

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P.S. Here's a brief history of modems, for those of you too young to remember: http://www.techradar.com/news/intern...-modems-657479
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Re: 28,800 bit/s V.34

before my first Apple ......

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compuserve....timesharing

300 baud on an Osborne....
orange 7" screen.

two 5 inch floppy drives..
one for the OS
one for the app/ data.....

Visicalc...........

that plus my IBM ball Selectric............

carbon copy paper and onion skin paper.....
a very small portable manual smith corona typewriter....
for writing term papers at picnic tables outside...

listening to music........

wait for it............................................

a boombox cassette/radio player...


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Re: 28,800 bit/s V.34

Nice post Steve. That’s the spirit.
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300 baud on an Osborne....
orange 7" screen.

two 5 inch floppy drives..
one for the OS
one for the app/ data.....
Couldn't afford an Osborne, but a few years before that...

California public high school, in an era when they were still well funded.

ASR-33 teletype (10 characters per second, upper case only), connected by 110-baud acoustic coupler to a PDP-8 across town. Programmed in BASIC and PDP-8 assembly language. 48K core memory (a big step up from 16K!) -- real magnetic core. Files stored on paper tape.

Worked at a summer job to buy myself an HP-45, which I wore on my hip at all time.

A true nerd (then and now).

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Re: 28,800 bit/s V.34

I started on a TRS-80.
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I started on a TRS-80.
The "Trash-80", we called it. That was unfair, because it was actually pretty good. What language (computer language, I mean) did you use?

Or maybe I should stop. Are we boring the youngsters?

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Re: 28,800 bit/s V.34

Well, they had BASIC built-in to them, so that’s what I learned. Later, I got really good at HyperTalk.
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Re: 28,800 bit/s V.34

ha, hypercard had nothing on world builder. tho apparently there's a company that converts old hypercard stacks into something that runs over the web:

http://news.cnet.com/8301-17939_109-....html?tag=more

but that seems a little like...how many years does it take for a landfill to become an archaeological treasure?

but to its credit, the original myst was a hypercard stack (albeit heavily modified).
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but to its credit, the original myst was a hypercard stack (albeit heavily modified).
If Apple made the right decisions at the right time, we'd all be using HyperTalk web browsers instead of HTML.
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Re: 28,800 bit/s V.34

I remember playing Star Trek on the PDP-11 at my first job, loading the fortran code off an 8" floppy.

TRS-80 at school b4 that, and my first computer was a ZX-81, then upgraded to a Spectrum, maxed out to 48k. Woot! Those silver paper thermal printers were the pits.
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Re: 28,800 bit/s V.34

My 89 year old mom....
found my Timex Sinclair 1000 in the basement of her house last summer....

with the power cord no less......

ah.........the tipping point where Britain could have ruled the digital universe...
and punted.....

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My 89 year old mom....
found my Timex Sinclair 1000 in the basement of her house last summer....

with the power cord no less......

ah.........the tipping point where Britain could have ruled the digital universe...
and punted.....

Steve
is that the ZX-80? I missed that by a few years, but didn't miss much apparently

At school in the UK we had Sharp machines, forget the model name, nice integrated screen. Used to spend our after-school time (re)typing in the latest Space Invaders game that got printed out in C&VG, very exciting, even better when we eventually realized you weren't supposed to type the source code in every day but instead save it to the disk

Unfortunately typing in proved more reliable than the disk at the time, and when you consider how bad our typing was .....

By the end of the year, we had Meteor, Frogger, Space Invaders and Defender all safely secured on disk and ready to replay within minutes. Heady progress....
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My 89 year old mom....
found my Timex Sinclair 1000 in the basement of her house last summer....

with the power cord no less......

ah.........the tipping point where Britain could have ruled the digital universe...
and punted.....

Steve
Is that the one with the small form and spongy keys?

I do remember the Brits churning out some good early PCs. Acorn or something rings a bell.

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Used to spend our after-school time (re)typing in the latest Space Invaders game that got printed out in C&VG, very exciting, even better when we eventually realized you weren't supposed to type the source code in every day but instead save it to the disk
LOL, brings back fond memories. Floppy drives were at a premium for Apple ][, so we were on cassette decks back then but trying to read from them was often as hellish as typing out source code over again.

I cut my teeth on Apple //e. Ah, the first Golden era of games... Ultima. Wizardry. Dr. J and Bird go One-on-One.
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Re: 28,800 bit/s V.34

Dark Castle just got re-released.
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Dark Castle just got re-released.
i noticed the other day that stuntcopter had been released for the iphone! apparently spaceward ho! is being worked on, too.

most of the classic mac games will probably re-emerge on the iphone...there were some great ones.
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