Maybe it comes with the territory, but I always found fax modem sounds oddly comforting. I personally never had internet by dial-up – we first started accessing the internet at home by broadband using Windows 98. Before that, I think our elementary school used dial-up but it was invisible to the end-user.
Ever wonder what exactly it is that modems are doing when they make their signature screech? Blogger Oona Räisänen explains with an article and poster-sized accompanying graphic.
For those of you really excited by this graphic, I would encourage you to buy the large print poster. $4 from each item goes to Oona.