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Re: History of Hayes Modem

Fri, 13 Jan 2006 16:22:58 -0800

In article <>,
Tony P. <> wrote:

>>> [TELECOM Digest Editor's Note: My question would be, _who_ was the
>>> inventor of the MO(dulate)DEM(modulate) in that case?

Didn't have to be "invented" by anyone:

--telegraph had existed forever.

--capabilities of computers were obvious early on.

No "invention" needed; just implementation by someone clever enough to
recognize these facts (and the potential need and utility); competent
enough (and motivated enough) to do the job; and access to the minimal
resources required to do the implementation.

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