Yahoo! News Story - Floppy Disk Becoming Relic of the Past (fwd)

From: Cameron Kaiser <>
Date: Mon Sep 20 22:21:16 2004

> >>> If I used hardware until it wore out I would still be using
> >>> a 1200 baud modem! You have to upgrade some components because
> >>> the speed increase is
> >>> worth it, while still retaining the original machines ability to run
> >>> software it was intended to run.
> >>>
> They have 1200 Baud Modems???? Why? I get along just fine with my acoustic
> coupler (although it is getting hard to find a telephone shandset that
> fits....

Luxury. When I was a boy, we had to transmit using smoke signals *and* a
shofar for parity bits. And if we lost carrier because of a rainstorm,
our father would beat us with his strap and dance on our grave.

---------------------------------- personal: --
 Cameron Kaiser, Floodgap Systems Ltd * So. Calif., USA *
-- If you had any brains at all, you'd be dangerous. --------------------------
Received on Mon Sep 20 2004 - 22:21:16 BST

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