Using a 1964 modem to dial up to the Internet -- Boing Boing Gadgets

Over on BBG, our Joel's got a video clip of a man using the internet with an antique modem from 1964:

K.C. (a.ka. "Phreakmonkey") has a Livermore Data Systems "Model A" acoustic coupler modem, a 300 baud modem from the '60s--"one of the oldest modems of still in existence. It was given to me by the widow of an IBM engineer."

So, so awesome. If I were a fiction writer, I'd do a short story about an alternate present where broadband never came to be, but the entire world was connected through analog, low-baud modems.

Video: Connecting to the internet with a modem from 1964

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