Secure web-based serial terminal
Electric Imp Blog
by Hugo Fiennes
5y ago
As I grew up in the 80’s, the humble serial port – an often neglected socket on the back of many home computers – became the portal to a much bigger world. Modems had existed for decades by that point, but it wasn’t until the mid 80’s that they became cheap enough that there was an explosion of online services to connect to. Bulletin board systems (BBSes), Compuserve, BIX (and for British readers, Micronet 800 and CIX) built online communities where interests were shared, arguments were won and lost, and new software for your computer could be downloaded. In fact, from the mid-80s I wrote & more
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