1964 Antique MODEM Live Demo

I love ancient computer parts. And if this isn’t one of the coolest things I’ve ever seen, I don’t know what is. This acoustic coupler modem actually talks to other modems using a real phone and you even have to manually dial it! Watch Terminator 3 and you can see the female terminator do the same thing with her cellphone.

At 300 baud, you’ll get a maximum download speed of 37.5 bytes per second. Your current 1Mbps connection gets you 125,000 bytes per second which is 3333 times faster! Good luck trying to load youtube videos on 300 baud. But anyways, this was an amazing piece of technology that paved way for what we’re using today. Simply amazing.

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