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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 09-05-2013, 06:08 PM Thread Starter
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What does 56K mean?

I have been seeing no 56k, 56k not welcome, etc all over the forum and I'm just curious about what that means (I'm a bit new to the forum)
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It refers to a 56k dial-up internet access via modem, which would be painfully slow in opening pages with lots of pictures. It's telling you that a faster connection is highly advised.

Interesting, the dial-up modem is a unique sound that many younger people may never hear in context.

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Interesting, the dial-up modem is a unique sound that many younger people may never hear in context.
Yeah stuff like that is weird to me, but... I mean that's how we are as humans.

Want to go even further into this, it's amazing how much testing goes into the simple minds of very young children where this comes from.

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Oh ok thanks, I thought it had to do with a specific model of the 3
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Maybe I'm dating myself, but since I used to use 56K modems (and 9600 baud before that) I caught onto that quickly.

Younger people just have no concept of how exponentially the Internet had grown in speed and content in our lifetimes. Same applies to a lot of technologies.


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