[Coco] Glenside Jacket Logo
operator at coco3.com
Sun Apr 12 08:51:38 EDT 2009
At 10:24 PM 4/11/2009, you wrote:
>Brian, all attachments for email are larger than the file sent
>because they are encoded ASCII and not in binary format.
>It's a hold over from the 7-bit format days of early modems and pre-Internet.
>Remember, sending a 7-bit character was 9% faster than sending full
>An old 500 8-bit character message sent at 110 baud would take 50 seconds.
>But a 500 7-bit character message send at the same speed would only
>take 45 seconds. (5 seconds faster.)
>The extra bit was a big deal till modem speeds hit about 2400 baud
>or so. But it was too late because encoded ASCII was the standard
ASCII streams also allow for manual entry and EOL termination by keyboard.
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