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Windows® 98 Unleashed by Paul McFedries

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Chapter 26. Getting Started with Modem Communications

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There is no pleasure to me without communication: there is not so much as a sprightly thought comes into my mind that it does not grieve me to have produced alone, and that I have no one to tell it to.

Michel de Montaigne

These days, the de rigueur accessory for PC fashion plates is the modem. Everyone, it seems, is flocking online like so many swallows to Capistrano. The Internet, of course, is the Big Thing, but folks are connecting to commercial services, bulletin boards, and other online locales in record numbers. And we're not talking only about the extroverts of the world, such as ...

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