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    Quote Originally Posted by BrianShaw View Post
    What are you laughing at? "Online" existed ... data transfers at 300 baud.
    That's right. It was before "the WWW" and before the first "IMB PC". Prior to Microsoft Windows...
    Back then, Microsoft made a compiler and that's about it.

    incidently, I remember when we made the jump from 300baud to 1200baud...and then to 9600baud...

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    Quote Originally Posted by BradS View Post
    That's right. It was before "the WWW" and before the first "IMB PC". Prior to Microsoft Windows...
    Back then, Microsoft made a compiler and that's about it.

    incidently, I remember when we made the jump from 300baud to 1200baud...and then to 9600baud...
    Quite true, BradS. BBS predated WWW. I remember waiting for the evening, when the long distance rates went down, to download silly games from across the country.

    I also remember booting CP/M onto my IMSAI from a cassette recorder. Kids today have it too easy

    Charley,
    who waited for the ALTAIR market to mature, before jumping in

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    Quote Originally Posted by BradS View Post
    That's right. It was before "the WWW" and before the first "IMB PC". Prior to Microsoft Windows...
    Back then, Microsoft made a compiler and that's about it.

    incidently, I remember when we made the jump from 300baud to 1200baud...and then to 9600baud...
    I remember dialing in at 9600 baud, then 14400. When i got one of the earliest 28800 modems people online said i must be at lightning speed!!

    In 92' I planned my 3-month backpacking trip around the world using my Dad's CompuServe on his win 3.1 system----black screen with green text, but got some great advice on some of the forums. The Well was the big thing then too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rich815 View Post
    Online? Early 80's?
    My point here was online BANKING at that time...
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    In the 80s, my boss at EK used an Apple ][ computer for on-line banknig! He used an acoustic coupled 300 baud modem. I helped him set it up.

    PE

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    Quote Originally Posted by Photo Engineer View Post
    In the 80s, my boss at EK used an Apple ][ computer for on-line banknig! He used an acoustic coupled 300 baud modem. I helped him set it up.

    PE
    Similar experience with me. Every time we turned the thing on and connected to "the mainframe", lots of money transferred from our bank account to theirs. I think we were using PDP8s at the time... and thought that was "state of the art". Oh... I guess it was.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rich815 View Post
    My point here was online BANKING at that time...
    well, yes. it really did exist. not like today's experience of on-line banking of course, but one could check account balances, look at checking account activity and (I think?) make transfers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Photo Engineer View Post
    In the 80s, my boss at EK used an Apple ][ computer for on-line banknig! He used an acoustic coupled 300 baud modem. I helped him set it up.

    PE
    ... and Red Rider was 'king of the hill' when it came to hearing it pound through the phone line until it connected.

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