19 later thoughts


Associative memory is a funny thing.

Last night I was driving along and my odometer hit 44100 miles. I immediately thought of the baud rate of a modem I had back in the mid-90s, the particular shade of red of the lights on the front, the dialup sound. Then I thought of my early days using Linux.

The kicker, though: 44100 isn't a modem baud rate (it's the sample rate of a CD). Somehow my brain transposed 44100 into 14400 before making the association to modems.

13 earlier thoughts