FYI: 25th Anniversary of Ward Christensen's BBS

From: John Allain <>
Date: Wed Feb 19 20:48:00 2003

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

> At least as early as 1965 IBM sold equipment that could do this,

Some more date/a:
""the first model of the first commercial modem," a box in which a phone
 handset could be placed, allowing a computer to say "beep beep" to another
 over long distances. Lee was almost right. He actually had the second model
 of the "magnetic/acoustic coupler," manufactured for Tymshare, Inc. by
 Climet Instruments about 1966"

John A.
Received on Wed Feb 19 2003 - 20:48:00 GMT

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