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Old 12-06-2012, 09:13 AM   #31
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Nice try at being an old fart... But the first transmission speed I worked on was 50 baud, then we steped up to 110, 300, 900, 1200, 2400, 4800, 5600, 9600, then we went to 14,400.

There is a lot of confusion between BAUD rate and bps.

The baud rate is related to but should not be confused with gross bit rate expressed in bit/s.

OH never mind...
Yup, I was using a 300 baud modem to get on Fidonet in the early 80's. It was basically an amateur network for software sharing that was completely DOS based (obviously). When I got my first 1200 baud modem, I thought I had entered the jet stream of data transfer and thought more speed was unnecessary. By the time we hit 14.4k, my head was spinning.
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Old 12-06-2012, 07:28 PM   #32
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