FYI: 25th Anniversary of Ward Christensen's BBS

From: Eric Smith <>
Date: Wed Feb 19 14:54:00 2003

Stan Sieler asks:
> but...does anyone know the first data of a binary (not ASCII)
> file transmission via modem?

I assume that was a typo, and you want the date, not the data?

> (I know of some done in 1975, from an IBM
> mainframe to a DG Nova.)

At least as early as 1965 IBM sold equipment that could do this, so
I rather imagine people probably did binary transfers even in those days,
but I don't have any proof of it.
Received on Wed Feb 19 2003 - 14:54:00 GMT

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