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The last time I used a dial-up modem was...

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  415 votes / 1%
Within the past month
  636 votes / 2%
Within the past year
  719 votes / 2%
1 to 5 years ago
  2348 votes / 7%
5 to 10 years ago
  9357 votes / 29%
10 to 20 years ago
  16183 votes / 51%
more than 20 years ago
  858 votes / 2%
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  1104 votes / 3%
31620 total votes.
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The last time I used a dial-up modem was...

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  • Re:4 years ago (Score:4, Informative)

    by jellomizer (103300) on Tuesday September 17, 2013 @10:48AM (#44873045)

    As the average speed goes up, us crazy developers find new ways to fill up your pipe.

    1980s 300bps was expected. So Command Line Systems were popular, it just needs to work as fast as you can type, read.
    Early 1990s 1200bps was expected. Fast enough to replace Command Line with menus and Color ANSI text (when it went up to 2400bps)
    Late 1990's 14.4k was common. We could now use graphics, and download small images.
    Early 2000's 56.6k was common. larger Graphics, and Sound. We used more graphical elements.
    Mid 2000's 1mbs was common, Sound, and video was being added.
    Late 2000's 5mbs was common, Larger - Full screen video and multi-channel audio.
    Early 2010's 10mbs is common, We expect multible systems using the Full-Screen video, as well as sharing large files back and forth.

    If we took our 10mbs connection today, and only Telneted into a Command Line pomp, it would run very fast, faster then you will need it to be. However if you tried to say watch netflix on your 300bps modem (assuming it worked) you will be better off walking to your nearest red-box and getting a CD.

  • by antdude (79039) on Tuesday September 17, 2013 @11:06AM (#44873209) Homepage Journal

    It was down for many hours due a wide spread outage. I had to use dial-up to contact support since I cannot use the phone due to my disabilities. :(

"Even if you're on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there." -- Will Rogers

 



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