[vcf-midatlantic] Your First Modem? (was: Help me remember my first modem)

Mike Loewen mloewen at cpumagic.scol.pa.us
Tue Dec 28 22:55:31 UTC 2021

On Tue, 28 Dec 2021, Brad Kuhl via vcf-midatlantic wrote:

> Speaking of running up phone bills, does anyone remember PC Pursuit?  I used 
> to use that to get around long distance and dial around the country. 
> Worked good in the 300/1200 baud days, but fell down as speeds went up.
> Brad Kuhl
> -BradEK at GMail.com
> -Brad at Kuhls.us

    I was a big PC Pursuit user in the mid and late '80s. After I moved from 
Tacoma to Gaithersburg, my fellow sysop on our Micro Magic BBS in Sumner set 
up a cron job on the Tandy 6000 to call my modem in MD through PCP, so I could 
log in. Eventually, his BBS number exchange was added to the PCP dialout 

    I also discovered a bug in PCP, where typing a LF instead of a CRLF 
resulted in the next person dialing your exchange would be connected to your 
system instead of the BBS they were trying to dial. I had a few conversations 
with distant users doing this, before PCP fixed the bug.  :-)

Mike Loewen				mloewen at cpumagic.scol.pa.us
Old Technology				http://q7.neurotica.com/Oldtech/

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