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Date: 12/10/12 10:42 AM

16 Responses to There Was An Internet Before The Internet [Pic]

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    fancylad Male 30-39
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    December 10, 2012 at 10:45 am
    Link: There Was An Internet Before The Internet - `Take it with you convenience!`
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    Listypoos Male 40-49
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    December 10, 2012 at 11:12 am
    It looks a little like my first modem...that was an acoustic coupler model.
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    patchgrabber Male 30-39
    5812 posts
    December 10, 2012 at 12:55 pm
    Dial-up modems were in existence long before interwebz.
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    December 10, 2012 at 1:28 pm

    Early laptop.
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    Dragonace Male 30-39
    296 posts
    December 10, 2012 at 1:30 pm
    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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    dm2754 Male 40-49
    3351 posts
    December 10, 2012 at 2:20 pm
    i used something like that
    and 9" floppy
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    SmagBoy1 Male 40-49
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    December 10, 2012 at 2:27 pm
    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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    Corpsecrank Male 30-39
    930 posts
    December 10, 2012 at 3:23 pm
    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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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    December 10, 2012 at 5:50 pm

    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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    Fancysucksss Male 18-29
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    December 10, 2012 at 6:56 pm
    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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    OldOllie Male 60-69
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    December 10, 2012 at 10:00 pm
    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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    Vimto Male 40-49
    2853 posts
    December 11, 2012 at 2:29 am
    I feel old.
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    ferdyfred Male 40-49
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    December 11, 2012 at 3:52 am
    Me too dude - vimto
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    ferdyfred Male 40-49
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    December 11, 2012 at 3:55 am
    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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    freddyferret Male 40-49
    11741 posts
    December 11, 2012 at 10:38 am
    I for one don`t want my ancestors to become borg

    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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    DingDingDong Male 30-39
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    December 11, 2012 at 2:34 pm
    Reminds me of the movie WarGames:

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