Saturday, December 19, 2009

Happy Birthday!

My good friend Steve in Minnesota celebrates his 60th birthday. Steve and I go back many years to the Fidonet Bulletin Board days and 2400-baud modems. Evolution to 9600-baud was awe-inspiring. We both have Tennessee roots and deep-seated affection for that state.

Cook up some home brew for me, Steve; I can fall off the wagon occasionally. Maria and I will get up there someday soon.


Steve said...

2400 baud? That was several steps up from 110 baud . . .

I remember moving from 1200 baud to 2400 baud. I thought it was a pretty useless improvement . . . at 1200 baud I can read the text scrolling on the screen, but at 2400 baud I had to pause it to keep up. What a hassle.

James A. Zachary Jr. said...

I was 300-baud when I first signed on to Sonka's TBBS local BBS (pre Fidonet). I was on a Commodore-64 computer... had to use half-duplex because things were so slow on my end.

Hex40, it has been a long ride.