Discussion in 'Desktop & Laptop Computers Forum' started by Ferry, Sep 27, 2005.
anyone else remember telneting on a 38,8 modem and thinking "YEah... cant wait for the 56k patch, gonna be a speed king"
This is awesome! Stunned is the word.
I actually question the accuracy of this because of this line:
"Initially only available in Scotland, the 10Mbps service should reach London at the beginning of next year with the rest of the country following over the next 12 months."
Hayes i part of London and it gets the 10meg upgrade this Friday A couple of months EARLY!
This will show my age but I remember acoustic couplers, where you actually placed your phone receiver on a device that had a small speaker and microphone to be able to send and receive digital data over the phone line.
Yeah your right! It does! You also remember winning the football world cup? J/k!!!
I only just remember watching the Falklands
of 300 baud Hard to believe that they had already been to the moon and built Concord yet, this was the best of the day!
Ahh it's all coming back to me now
I remember using DOS 3.3 to access this new network called "The Internet".
And then later being intrigued that I could use one of the graphics frontends, Windows 3, to access a new addition called the World Wide Web.
But in those days there were no search engines, so I went into Waterstones to buy a "Yellow Pages" for the Internet. I wish I had kept that, it would be interesting to look at it now.
/sniff Your bringing a tear to my eye man .... Back in the days when config.sys and autoexec bat ment something. When booting from floppy was a one dos command creation ...
And there was these systems, Pre-emptive (Apple n Amiga) versus co-operative (Windows) multi-tasking - its ALL Voodoo i tellz ya! ..... and floppy disks that were big enough and yet flimsy enough to actually throw at someone without hurting them
You won't beleive this but at work we still use 8" SS SD floppy disks, I think they store a whopping 128k.
Yeah, I pine for the days when floppy discs were actually floppy, and you could discuss the comparative merits of a floppy 5 1/4" and a hard 3.5".
Some people still use accoustic couplers. Not at home, but people who travel a lot and stay in hotel rooms - sometimes the phone in hotel rooms can't be unplugged from a wall socket, it's wired straight into the wall. You can then avoid taking a printer with you by using the accoustic coupler to fax something from your laptop to the hotel fax machine and pick it up from there.
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