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45-Year-Old Modem Used To Surf the Web

by Alexander Rose - Twitter: @zander on June 5th, 02009




In a nod to Kevin Kelly’s Immortal Technologies hypothesis that no technology actually ever goes extinct, we have this tidbit.  Slash Dot reports that a hacker named Phreakmonkey got his hands on a circa 1964 Livermore Data Systems “Model A” Acoustic Coupler Modem and managed to actually surf the web on it… albeit very slowly. Thanks to Ben Keating for sending the pointer.