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Blast from the past

Posted by BPuhl on July 29, 2008

Listening to the radio this morning, there was a commercial which included the sound of a modem dialing up and connecting.  Wow, haven’t heard one of those in a while.  In fact, that commercial or the occasional rerun of Wargames are the only times that I can remember recently hearing the familar Beeeeeeppp bbeeeeepppp ssssshhhhhhhhhhh click – and these were just recordings of it.

Hmm…  when was that last time that you heard an “actual modem” dialing up?  Does anyone even use those things anymore?

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4 Responses to “Blast from the past”

  1. Brandon said

    Does a fax count?

  2. Laura said

    If you perk your ears you’ll hear them a lot in ATM machines – the ones branded by banks are all Ethernet but the cheap/independent ones in corner markets and convenience stores will still dial out to verify balances.

  3. BPuhl said

    Fax? Nah, that would be cheating.

  4. Brandon said

    Darn! I hear those all the time. I am going with Laura then… we have some cheap restaurants around here that use dial up for credit cards.

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