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Tuesday, October 25, 2005

Internet Basics: A Modem Is Like a Secret Decoder Ring

Ever have a secret decoder ring when you were a kid? First you received a secret message from someone. Then you used your decoder ring to look up the secret message's numbers, letters or symbols and find their corresponding letters to "decode" the secret message. Finally, you had the secret message back in its original form so you could read it.

So the secret message might come in looking like this:

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