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August 08, 2013


C'mon James. You know that technology changes. Microsoft's tablets never went anywhere in the 90's but Apple's refinements made it a smash hit. Cavemen had nice dining room tables made of rock. But does that matter?

Really? Some 20 year old device that only you could recall didn't take off because it was half baked and you think that it's relevant today against Apple's modern invention? Now that's really funny, James.


I recall nearly the exact thing used back in the 90s. Didn't exactly take off - it was an audible dial-up modem sort of noise, there was windows software to detect the noise and of course you had to have a microphone plugged into your computer and near enough to the TV. Some internet show used it relatively discretely to load pages on what they were showing, akin to broadcasting DTMF tones to get phones to dial a number.

This is genius. Really. Thanks for finding this!

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