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Post by Archived Topic » Fri Jan 29, 1999 12:00 am

What two word are combined to make the word "modem"?
Submitted by Lee Anne Carnell (Hayti - U.S.A.)
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Post by Jonathon Green » Tue Feb 02, 1999 8:00 am

Modulator and demodulator. The instrument, while associated with the modern era of e-mail and the Internet, actually dates to 1958.

MODulator EMulator
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