incrediBILL - 4:18 am on May 10, 2013 (gmt 0)
Do you mean 1200 or 2400? I was kind of a modem guru back in the day and don't remember 1400! I've been online since the beginning even going as slow as 110bps on really bad phone lines via a 300bps modem, then went 1200, 2400, 9600, 19.2, 33K and 56K.
I used to put software in my C-64 computer to make those serial disk drives fly like the wind because people didn't realize they had cache in the drive so the limiting transfer factor was actually the speed of the serial bus which was a joke. We bumped it up substantially and that little floppy BBS started performing on par with my IBM-PC when servicing a modem you couldn't tell the difference. Of course that was in part to superior software design, not that I'm biased or anything, from a real programmer and not some crap hacked together by a kiddie, which is probably why I sold so many copies :)
Still got a modem in the machine but no dial-up service.
My backup service today is 3G and 4G connections.
The last dial-up device I recently took out of service about a year ago was an original TiVo that still used my phone line to download the directory. When we went with a big HD flatscreen in the bedroom the TiVo instantly become obsolete.
POP QUIZ: Do any of you know the difference between BAUD RATE and BPS? Some modems mentioned above actually have the same BPS and BAUD RATE, but do you know which ones?