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#26 OFFLINE   phrelin


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Posted 05 August 2009 - 06:20 PM

We first paid big bucks for a blazing fast 300bps Tandy 1B:

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Took longer to download a page of text than it does to download a small video today.

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Posted 05 August 2009 - 06:23 PM

I'm sorry CBS, but I don't see broadcast stations or networks making it on the web.

That's sort of the point... who needs 100+ dedicated cable networks when you can have one HULU for all your TV show needs? When you look at the typical cable channel how much of it's programming is original/new? 30%?

Yeah... when every city had a newspaper, a post office, a locally-owned hardware store, etc. etc. etc.

The post office has been hit hard with a drop in volume. They blame online bill-pay and email, etc. And who wants to spend almost half a buck to mail a christmas card? They're looking at closing a bunch of offices and eliminating a day of delivery.
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#28 OFFLINE   Stewart Vernon

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Posted 05 August 2009 - 08:34 PM

One of the advantages of 300bps, though, was I could read messages at the speed at which they downloaded. Once I got to 1200bps, I couldn't read that fast... so I had to pause the screen on the old-style BBS to keep stuff from scrolling off before I got to read it!

My first modem wasn't even a traditional modem...

We had a TRS-80 Color Computer... and there was a hack someone had came up with to modify a speakerphone to interface with the cassette port! So one person did a "save" to "cassette" and the other person did a "load" from "cassette" on the other end to send files across the phone line via the speakerphone hack.

It was actually pretty cool.

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Posted 06 August 2009 - 03:33 AM

Unfortunately, the Showtime group of channels are "premiums", albeit cable premium channels. I suppose CBS could attempt to use some elements to create an advertising based channel like USA or Bravo.

I think, if the need arises, CBS could reacquire Spike perhaps, or some other channel.

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