We've just been hepped to a video by someone named Phreakmonkey, wherein he gets his hands on a Model A Acoustic Coupler Modem and puts it through its ever lovin' paces. Manufactured by Livermore Data Systems ca. 1964, the 300 baud device uses an analog signal powered by the computer's serial port. Of course, getting this thing up and running required scrounging up cables, adapters, and a twenty year old telephone -- but the result? Pure geek goodness. What're you waiting for? Squeeze past the break to watch this dude dial into a server, fire up Lynx, and visit Wikipedia, old school.

[Via Hack-A-Day]


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Video: 45 year old modem used to dial into web, view Wikipedia, correct the entry on Klaus Nomi