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25 Jan 08

i still have a working 2400 baud external modem in my closet…

there was a great line in last sunday’s toronto star article entitled “road testing the $100 laptop’s ‘appropriate technology'” by ryan bigge, discussing the TRS-80 model 100, a laptop from 1983:

for any youngsters reading this, 300-baud is only slightly faster than watching jean-dominique bauby composing a sentence in the diving bell and the butterfly.

and if you haven’t seen that film, please please do.

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Pronunciation: 'ch&mp
Function: noun
Etymology: perhaps blend of chunk and lump
Date: 1883

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