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n.1.An electronic device that converts electronic signals into sound waves, and sound waves into electronic signals, used to transmit information between computers by the use of ordinary telephone lines; usually called a modem.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Among other things, one needed to learn how to program Hypertext Markup Language; figure out how to use File Transfer Protocol to copy a file from one computer to another over a Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol-based network; use the phone book to find a local business that would "host" files; and then get a modulator-demodulator to call the phone number of this "host's" computer.