FYI: 25th Anniversary of Ward Christensen's BBS

From: Stan Sieler <>
Date: Wed Feb 19 02:35:07 2003

> The following link is to the story in the February 16th Chicago Tribune. Not
> the most detailed story, but still some recognition of an important event in
> computer history.
> 60428feb16&section=%2Ftechnology

The story places XMODEM at 1977-02-16.

I was wondering...I know that network transfers preceded XMODEM
(the first FTP RFC was 1971) ...

but...does anyone know the first data of a binary (not ASCII)
file transmission via modem? (I know of some done in 1975, from an IBM
mainframe to a DG Nova.)


Stan Sieler 
Received on Wed Feb 19 2003 - 02:35:07 GMT

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