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The Telecom Digest for May 1, 2014
Volume 33 : Issue 70 : "text" Format
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Re: Mobile payment systems fail to take off with consumers (tlvp)
Teletypes and computers--50th anniversary of BASIC language (HAncock4)

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Date: Wed, 30 Apr 2014 02:30:33 -0400 From: tlvp <mPiOsUcB.EtLlLvEp@att.net> To: telecomdigestmoderator.remove-this@and-this-too.telecom-digest.org. Subject: Re: Mobile payment systems fail to take off with consumers Message-ID: <1bimjz6b4nmjh.hx2chwskkcrh.dlg@40tude.net> On Tue, 29 Apr 2014 00:02:05 -0400, Monty Solomon wrote: > ... use smartphones ... for buying something > in a store? That mostly remains a tech entrepreneur's dream. ... One small data-point: some parking meters in New Haven, CT, accept payment in coin, via credit card, and by a near-field communications (NFC) method that suitable smart phones are enabled with (I think that, ultimately, the NFC method will result in the phone's authorizing a PayPal payment to the local Parking Authority). More data-points are to be found in Europe, I'm given to understand. Cheers, -- tlvp -- Avant de repondre, jeter la poubelle, SVP.
Date: Wed, 30 Apr 2014 11:26:56 -0700 (PDT) From: HAncock4 <withheld@invalid.telecom-digest.org> To: telecomdigestmoderator.remove-this@and-this-too.telecom-digest.org. Subject: Teletypes and computers--50th anniversary of BASIC language Message-ID: <48fa1c4b-d83f-47f9-b98a-25a80674802b@googlegroups.com> Dartmouth is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the development of the BASIC computer language in 1964. Users typically accessed the computer through dial-up phone lines and ASCII Teletype terminals; this was a pioneering application. A terminal room photo: https://www.flickr.com/photos/dartmouthflickr/13566198805/in/set-72157643275728555/ (I believe the units pictured are the heavy duty model 35; along with the built-in dial-up modem.)
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