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Re: History of Hayes Modem

Dave Thompson (
Mon, 23 Jan 2006 06:07:48 GMT

On 12 Jan 2006 08:05:08 -0800, wrote:

> As to other comments in this thread:

> 1) Dial up modems were available well before 1973, at least as earlier
> as 1968 as part of Teletype time sharing terminals. These were
> automatic in the sense they would answer a ringing phone line and
> connect up and disconnect and power down upon completition. They
> could remotely start/stop different tasks, like the paper tape punch
> and reader.

Paper-tape reader and punch control was an option of the Teletype, not
the modem. It could be used even on direct connections.

- David.Thompson1 at

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