1964 Modem

Recommended by Carolyn, and found via Retro Thing.  I love combinations of old and new, and I love the internet, so imagine how delighted I was when I saw this video by YouTube user PhreakMonkey.  In the video, he hooks up a 1964 modem to a modern computer and manages to successfully visit a webpage.  Slowly, but successfully.  How incredible is that?  I also like the visual juxtapositions of the technology featured in the video – the standard black modern laptop, the garish yellow telephone from the 1980s, and the beautiful wooden box that houses the over 40-year-old modem.


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