On Wed, 21 Oct 2020 18:00:18 +0200, Ina Faye-Lund
Yup - my first modem was a 1200 and went through several before going
broadband. My current home pipe is 300 mbps but then we're comparing
1985 vs 2020.
Never had a 9600 - went from 1200 => 2400 => 14.4 => 56 => broadband
The first two were on an Apple II, the third was what I had when I
joined the MSDOS world and Window 3.11.......
There are you feeling old enough?
My first personal machine was an Apple II which was my graduation
present to myself in 1979. I learned a lot on the old Amdahl
(basically a cloned IBM 370 series) and learned to program on punched
cards and DecWriters once our school adopted "timeshare".
I only got rid of my last student punch cards about 2 years ago -
found the box and thought "hmmm I thought I got rid of these years
ago!" My first experience with a terminal was as a student to the U of
Alberta's (Edmonton) lab in 1972 as a high school junior....it looked
interesting and it didn't occur to me till much later that one could
actually make a living doing this.
I well remembering convering a US medical records database for
Canadian use and being told in no uncertain terms that it was illegal
in Canada to collect racial information in a medical records database
and that no it was NOT good enough to remove it from the data entry
screen it HAD to be gone from the patient database record altogether.
Now in 2020 the truly woke are insisting that "POC" (persons of color)
CAN'T get proper medical care unless their racial identity is
flagged....sigh - good thing I turned 65 last month.