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Conclusion: Contexting the Network
Conclusion: Contexting the network
SteveJones, University of Illinois at Chicago

It was back in high school during the 1970s, in a suburb of Chicago, that I first encountered a computer. In fact, it was via a network, the telephone system, that I actually encountered the computer. My high school had a teletypewriter and an acoustic coupler modem with which I, as a member of the high school computer club, was able to connect to a computer housed at one of our school district's other high schools. It was some months later, after my nerdish tendencies fully expressed themselves, that I visited the other high school with fellow members of the computer club to see the machine itself. It was about the size of ...

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