[arin-ppml] Why are ISPs allowed?

Kevin Kargel kkargel at polartel.com
Thu Feb 5 11:28:59 EST 2009


Ah, I remember the pre-Timex/Sinclair days of dialimg up to the university
ARPANET on my 4K Ram homebuilt through a telephone handset transponder..
Archie was the best thing ever..  remember when there was no DNS and you
called people to see what address they picked?  And when an address was one
number, not a dotted quad?

of course the biggest use for that computer was to hook it to the shortwave
radio and copy AP/UPI to get tomorrows news today..  Everyone was amazed
that I could tell them what was going to be in tomorrows paper..


> -----Original Message-----
> From: arin-ppml-bounces at arin.net [mailto:arin-ppml-bounces at arin.net] On
> Behalf Of Cliff Bedore
> Sent: Thursday, February 05, 2009 9:31 AM
> To: Ted Mittelstaedt
> Cc: arin ppml
> Subject: Re: [arin-ppml] Why are ISPs allowed?
> 
> Ted M wrote
> >
> > I always love a good divergence! ;-)
> .
> .
> >
> > You know, your not a real geek unless you have at one time in your life,
> > run NCSA Telnet on a PC XT with an ethernet card in it to log in into
> > a real system...  ;-)
> 
> I actually still use the PCTCP/packet driver stuff on an old PC in the
> basement to log on to a linux system and run lynx, elm etc. :)
> 
> >
> > Some gear, though, is apparently NEVER obsoleted - ponder the dichotomy
> of
> > websites like the following:
> >
> > http://www.tubedepot.com/
> >
> 
> For a different look at old technology, look at
> 
> http://www.bdb.com/mark8/  for some history on the first 8-bit
> microprocessor
> from Intel, the 8008.  It still ran as of 2005 but I haven't run it
> lately.
> Old computers never die, they just blink their lights forever.
> >
> > Ted
> >
> 
> Cliff
> 
> 
> --
> Cliff Bedore
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