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Date:      Wed, 12 Feb 2020 10:11:35 +0000
From:      Steve O'Hara-Smith <steve@sohara.org>
To:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Cc:        Ottavio Caruso <ottavio2006-usenet2012@yahoo.com>
Subject:   Re: terminology and history (was Re: Re updating BIOS)
Message-ID:  <20200212101135.6db335fed640cea2268389be@sohara.org>
In-Reply-To: <CAEJNuHwebNQjGTFWFaJGqnA3BVwxqVYM9Ufrr6i69iwVmTknBg@mail.gmail.com>
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On Wed, 12 Feb 2020 08:30:47 +0000
Ottavio Caruso via freebsd-questions <freebsd-questions@freebsd.org> wrote:

> The "amateurs from the ham radio community" are (and at least were
> back in the 70s) much more skilled than you paint them. The first form
> and shape of "workable" wireless data transmission was Packet Radio,
> developed by and for hams.

	Indeed KA9Q[1] was a wonderful piece of software essentially a
multi-tasking operating system with a set of useful built in applications,
that started in packet radio and wound up the goto tool for getting onto
the internet at home. The alternatives for getting an MS-DOS machine online
were horrendous by comparison.

[1] I downloaded FreeBSD 1.1 using it.

-- 
Steve O'Hara-Smith <steve@sohara.org>



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