Saturday, March 17, 2012

A sound I miss

And it is about the only thing I miss about the dial up internet. Already there will be teenagers who will have no memory of what happened when your computer's modem dialled up a modem at your internet service supplier. If they had enough modems available, you would connect. If not, engaged and try again. I think we connected to the silent cable modem in 1999 and the sound was to be heard no more in the Balaclava house. This humourous clip will remind you of the sound.

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  1. Hello Andrew:
    The clip did, in fact, bring back what was completely forgotten.

    Jó hétvégét!

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  2. FruitCake, while we didn't know any different back then, it sounds very odd now.

    JayLa, only Friday night there for you. You have an enjoyable weekend too.

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  3. Great little film! I used to like that sound. Reminded me how long it was since I heard it.

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  4. Hi Jenny. Someone mentioned the sound in a blog post and I just had to hear it again.

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  5. So that's what it sounded like back in 1999, things surely have changed since then :-).

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  6. Thats bloody brilliant - Don got on the net it was a company called Pegasus - well before the rest of us - back when dot matrix printers were all the rage

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  7. Of course Windsmoke. You are far too young to remember.

    That was early MC. I remember seeing a dot matrix printer for sale and it came with a wooden box to put it in to cut the noise down.

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  8. And there I was, thinking that it was mechanical.....
    I wonder if there's a name for the sound?

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  9. Lol I remember that!! and it cost a phone call every time it dropped out !

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  10. I don't think there is RJ, but there should be.

    IWBY, I had forgotten that. Include that and it was quite expensive.

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  11. I so wanted to watch the video, but get An error occurred, please try again later....so I will!!

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