When I Ran Echo Out of my Apartment

Echo is an online service I opened to the public in 1990. It was an early social network except we called them virtual communities at the time (and it’s still around). See the dial up modems? Remember them? I don’t know when this picture was taken but it had to have been in the very early 1990’s. I think there are 2400 baud modems in this shot! The top shelf has what was then the newest, fastest modems. 9600. Haha.

Dial Up Modems

Stacy Horn

I've written six non-fiction books, the most recent is Damnation Island: Poor, Sick, Mad, and Criminal in 19th-Century New York.

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