I did poke around a little -- learned earliest drum memory did far
precede core in invention, but didn't really find out much about actual
relative times of implementation/widespread usage.
Sorta' interesting, but not _that_ interesting, so I quit... :)
When I bought an extra 24K for my VIC20 (about 1983), it came on a big
cartridge (12 big RAM chips and a couple of decoder chips). It cost
$150. That's more than my more recent purchase of a 512MB PC3200
I had a PcJr. for like 11 years, but didn't have a modem until maybe I
borrowed one the last month, and had no one to call.
I think my first modem I used was 1200, and it was fast enough for
email and usenet iirc.
I remember that 300 would receive text nearly as fast as a lot of
people can read. That is, if you don't have to stop to figure
something out, as in one place where someone confused "gravity" with
I jumped in at 14.4k, cost hundreds back then. US Robotics 14.4k.
I just never knew how fast I really was then - given 300 - :-))
..through the use of electrical or duct tape, achieve the configuration in the
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