Why the modems screamed

In The Atlantic, Alexis Madrigal recalls the otherworldly howl of a 56K modem negotiating its connection, and quotes our pal GlennF in his 1998 explanation of that characteristic anthem of the heroic bronze age of the Internet: This is a choreographed sequence that allowed these digital devices to piggyback on an analog telephone network. "A … Continue reading Why the modems screamed