Modems, wArEz, and ANSI art: Remembering BBS life at 2400bps

A fun retrospective on arstechnica.com..  I’m still amazed at the greater leap from a 286 with a 2400 baud modem, to a 486 with a 19,200 baud modem…  It’s amazing we could do what seemed like so much with so little.

This entry was posted in random updates by neozeed. Bookmark the permalink.
avatar

About neozeed

What is there to tell? I’ve loved UNIX like things since I was first exposed to QNX in highschool (we had the Unisys ICONS!), and spent the better time of my teenage years trying to get my own UNIX… I should have bought Coherent in retrospect.. Anyways latched onto Linux in 1992, and then got some old BSD admin books and have been hooked on the VAX BSD & other big/ancient things since…!

One thought on “Modems, wArEz, and ANSI art: Remembering BBS life at 2400bps

  1. 10 years from now people will wonder:
    “What? They were able to compute anything with their single digit core CPUs??”
    “And only 12mbps connections? what’s up with that? it’s all in Exabytes now…”

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

Notify me of followup comments via e-mail. You can also subscribe without commenting.