The Human Modem Video

Remember the analog modem? Those noisy unreliable screamers that used to rule our online life? Anna Jane Grossman*—Gizmodo collaborator and author—made this video of people paying homage to the venerable device: The human modem handshake, 2400bps full-duplex. [Obsolete]

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* Disclaimer: She's also my wife, hence the cameo.

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DISCUSSION

I recently asked my 17 year old sister if she remembered ever using a dial-up modem.

"You used to use a phone for internet? How does that even work?"

I died a little inside.