Re: History of Hayes Modem

The Great Idea F>> 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]

Most computers these days come with a NIC and not a modem. Laptops tend to come with both.

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Tony P.
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