Remember when Ward Christenson's "handshake" code was first published? I spent a couple of months coding it in and then another month compiling and debugging it so that I could connect with another computer. First "modem" was a converted TTY machine that had rubber cups that you put the telephone handset in.....gee, does anyone even remember telephone handsets? It ran at about 105 baud. You could actually see the little green letters forming on the screen. My first hard drive was about as big as a washing machine and held 10MB. I thought at the time that I would NEVER fill that up! Remember CP\M and bank switching when you only had 64MB of memory and the actual program was sectioned so that it was loaded in chunks that would fit in your memory? It was helpful if you were married and already accustomed to waiting. Sorry if that sounds sexist but I'm 80 years old.....I'm allowed. I remember fondly when I brought my first "real computer, not something I cobbled together my self. It was a TRASH 80. Remember those? I remember when I first went on-line as a hub.......and waited (not so) patently for my first call after getting listed in a computer magazine. I waited for two weeks!
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