Re: History of Hayes Modem

Dennis C. Hayes invented the PC modem in 1977, establishing the

> critical technology that allowed today's online and Internet > industries to emerge and grow.

Well, THERE is some pretty impressive revisionism. Hey, by 1977 there were even kits like the Pennywhistle aimed directly at the microcomputer community. --scott

"C'est un Nagra. C'est suisse, et tres, tres precis."

[TELECOM Digest Editor's Note: I know that the very first computer I owned (Ohio Scientific OSI-C-1-P) did not have any modem with it originally. I had people in those days ask me if I thought it would be 'worth their time or expense to invest in a modem.' I told people that buying a modem would increase the overall value of their computer ten-fold. And I cannot imagine today a computer without a modem connection of some kind, but I guess there are still some out there. PAT]
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