There Was An Internet Before The Internet [Pic]

Submitted by: fancylad 4 years ago in Tech

"Take it with you convenience!"
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Male 1,510
Reminds me of the movie WarGames:

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Male 11,739
[quote]I for one don`t want my ancestors to become borg[/quote]

Since ancestors are the people who have come before you, I think you`re safe. Unless time travel is involved, the Borg can do that.
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Male 13,630
Fancysucksss

`Hot damn. Just think what we will be doing in 50 years.`
I will be in a care home or a coffin
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Male 13,630
Me too dude - vimto
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Male 2,861
I feel old.
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Male 15,832
I took a computer class in high school, and this looks like state-of-the-art compared to what we used. It was a teletype machine with a 300-baud acoustic modem with a phone cradle attached to one side that connected it to a mainframe in downtown Denver. We wrote programs in BASIC and stored them on paper punch tape. To run your program, you dialed up the mainframe, fed your tape into the tape reader, and got back a confirmation on the teletype. Then you sent a command to compile and run your program. You would get prompts and type your responses on the teletype.
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Male 1,048
Hot damn. Just think what we will be doing in 50 years. We have no way of knowing. Although I do know I don`t think it would be a good idea to start putting chips in our head and poo...I for one don`t want my ancestors to become borg
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Male 39,524

Modems go farther back. If you think about it, a telegraph is just a very slow, manually operated modem. It was encoded information sent overland by wire.
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Male 928
ARPANET was the internet before it was public...

The Advanced Research Projects Agency Network (ARPANET) was the world`s first operational packet switching network and the progenitor of what was to become the global Internet.
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Male 4,431
First modems were used by wire services in the early 1940s, ARPANET first broadcast data in 1969. So, yepper, some modems existed prior to the Internet. :-)
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Male 4,138
i used something like that
and 9" floppy
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Male 296
Analog modem to modem connectivity existed loooooong before the internet. Just because there is a modem involved doesn`t mean its only for the internet.
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Male 39,524

Early laptop.
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Male 5,811
Dial-up modems were in existence long before interwebz.
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Male 3,147
It looks a little like my first modem...that was an acoustic coupler model.
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Male 20,822
Link: There Was An Internet Before The Internet [Pic] [Rate Link] - `Take it with you convenience!`
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