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There Was An Internet Before The Internet [Pic]

Hits: 10720 | Rating: (2.6) | Category: Technology | Added by: fancylad
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DingDingDong
Male, 30-39, Western US
 1504 Posts
Tuesday, December 11, 2012 2:34:06 PM
Reminds me of the movie WarGames:


freddyferret
Male, 40-49, Midwest US
 11733 Posts
Tuesday, December 11, 2012 10:38:43 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.

ferdyfred
Male, 40-49, Europe
 10903 Posts
Tuesday, December 11, 2012 3:55:14 AM
Fancysucksss

'Hot damn. Just think what we will be doing in 50 years.'
I will be in a care home or a coffin

ferdyfred
Male, 40-49, Europe
 10903 Posts
Tuesday, December 11, 2012 3:52:59 AM
Me too dude - vimto

Vimto
Male, 40-49, Europe
 2570 Posts
Tuesday, December 11, 2012 2:29:57 AM
I feel old.

OldOllie
Male, 60-69, Midwest US
 14130 Posts
Monday, December 10, 2012 10:00:38 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.

Fancysucksss
Male, 18-29, Western US
 1051 Posts
Monday, December 10, 2012 6:56:44 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

Gerry1of1
Male, 50-59, Western US
 33910 Posts
Monday, December 10, 2012 5:50:57 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.

Corpsecrank
Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 875 Posts
Monday, December 10, 2012 3:23:38 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.

SmagBoy1
Male, 40-49, Southern US
 4243 Posts
Monday, December 10, 2012 2:27:49 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.

dm2754
Male, 40-49, Western US
 3122 Posts
Monday, December 10, 2012 2:20:25 PM
i used something like that
and 9" floppy

Dragonace
Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 298 Posts
Monday, December 10, 2012 1:30:00 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.

Gerry1of1
Male, 50-59, Western US
 33910 Posts
Monday, December 10, 2012 1:28:04 PM

Early laptop.

patchgrabber
Male, 30-39, Canada
 5713 Posts
Monday, December 10, 2012 12:55:56 PM
Dial-up modems were in existence long before interwebz.

Listypoos
Male, 30-39, Europe
 2580 Posts
Monday, December 10, 2012 11:12:40 AM
It looks a little like my first modem...that was an acoustic coupler model.

fancylad
Male, 30-39, Western US
 2523 Posts
Monday, December 10, 2012 10:45:15 AM
Link: There Was An Internet Before The Internet [Pic] [Rate Link] - 'Take it with you convenience!'


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