1200 bps? 1200 bps?!?! We had a VIC-20 with a 300 bps modem and we liked it! It took 20 minutes to download one of those new .gif files but that was good enough for us by kracky!
Modems? You had modems? We used to lie awake at night dreaming of modems. We were just darn happy when the courier arrived with the 1/2 inch tape on time so we could all leave early to get in line for gas.