From: Niall (niall at domain inpho.ie)
Date: Mon 01 May 2000 - 16:15:24 IST
On Mon, 1 May 2000, Paul Jakma wrote:
> On Mon, 1 May 2000, Niall wrote:
> Well, provided that you have no clue what modulation/demodulation
> means, no, I suppose it's not really wrong
> modulate: (PHYS) to change one waveform in accordance with another.
> so the literal meaning of modem is pretty generic. ie just about
> any electronic device could be considered a 'modem'. :)
Actually, if you think about it, a modern modem doesn't really modulate at
all in the classic (meaning nice and simple to understand :-) )sense of
modulation such as AM or FM or a 300 baud modem, when you consider all
this constellation encoding etc.
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