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Thursday, April 4, 2013

The Old School D




Letter D is all about Dial-up Modem. I surely don't miss that irritating dial-up sound when connecting to the internet. It was too annoying, really. The old school internet connection was just slow, too. You'd probably grow a lot of white hair waiting for it to connect.

It's funny when I recall my very first internet connection back home in the Philippines. That ringing screech sound blasted through the speakers. I left the computer table trying to avoid a headache. I got out my pen and paper, wrote a letter, finished the letter, yet the dial-up was still disconnected.

I hope none of you are still using the Dial-up Modem. If you do, just know I don't envy you. *grins*


18 comments:

  1. Dial-up modem was only the beginning. Better that than nothing. The biggest headache when we had that in the US: someone else in the house picking up the phone while you were online, resulting (usually) in killing the signal. You were like NOOO! [Enter the need to have 2 phone lines, 1 for data, 1 for voice]. The latter begat ISDN, which eventually begat DSL, ADSL (cable), for home access, and the rest is history...

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    1. Wow. My dear husband commented. Teehee.

      I never had a problem with the phone lines being used for voice, that's why I didn't mention it. But, I can imagine how annoying that was, too.

      See, now I'm hopping to your blog to see what you wrote.

      I love you!

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  2. I have a vague memory of using the modem in my dads office. We would literally pray that the stupid thing would connect!

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    1. I know, huh? It seems like the world would end if it doesn't connect. *laughs*

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  3. Oh, wow, I sooo hated the dial -up thing. Fortunately it didn't last too long before we upgraded!! Nice post. Enjoy the challenge/

    Patricia, Sugar & Spice & All Things ? Nice

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  4. That screeching dial up sound was horrible! I used to try to connect to the internet and then go make dinner. By the time the page downloaded it was like 45 minutes later. lol

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    1. I always thought a banshee got caught in the middle of the connection, and she disrupted the connection to annoy me further. LOL

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  5. The dial-up sound still rings in my head. I remember that if you wanted to go onto the internet, you couldn't use the phone at the same time. Our school had a pretty good internet connection, but we'd just use it to watch the hamster dance, or the ooga-chucka dancing baby.

    http://rebeccahgiltrow.blogspot.co.uk/p/a-to-z.html

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    1. It's really annoying when someone picks up the phone and starts dialing. They don't know someone's online! LOL

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  6. Hahaha!! I'm old enough to have had to deal with these things quite a bit. I even had to fix one once. In face, we used it in our business. We were so happy to upgrade to a faster dial-up, then even happier to get rid of the dang thing altogether.

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    1. Can you imagine having a wifi with a dial-up? Your screen will just say, "Loading..." the whole day.

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  7. Enjoyed your blast from the past with the dial-up modem!

    Sherrey at Healing by Writing

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  8. It was a little hard to adjust from 3g speeds that we have here in the US to dial up speed when we visited Peru for 8 weeks a couple of summers ago. The good thing was that we didn't spend anywhere near as much time on the internet as we do at home!!

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    1. It would be fun to put back a slower speed here in the U.S. Maybe, people would go out their house and do things. They may even talk to people inside the restaurant if their phone won't connect. *laughs*

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  9. What's all the more amazing is that it's not that long ago and we thought it was the most miraculous thing ever. Computers have changed sooooo much.

    Rosalind Adam is Writing in the Rain

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    1. Nowadays, they don't consider it a miracle. They consider it a part of their nerve cells. If it won't connect, they automatically become frustrated, angry and want to kill someone. Badly! LOL

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