Tuesday, March 16, 2010

A desk clock for ultra-geeks!

My daughter, Shawna, gave me this some time back.  I kind of take it for granted but today for some reason it just caught my eye in a special way, so I thought I’d share it with the world.

A few years ago she was shopping around and found this little trinket:

Modem Clock

Believe it or not, it’s an old 2400-baud internal PC modem that someone mounted on a base, including part of the motherboard!!!  Then whoever this inventive soul was mounted a clock on it!

A simple little trinket, but it’s one of my cherished possessions.  So no, you won’t see it up on eBay – at least not mine! :)

-- //Steve//

PS: Yes, boys and girls, at one time having a 2400-baud modem meant you really had a hot system!  (I once had a 1200-baud half-duplex modem – wouldn’t go full duplex on my Apple II Plus – and was envied, so that dates me a bit.)


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