Deal 616: First sentence

As the day drew to a close, Tom was just getting going: gently placing the handset of his classic beige Bell 212 phone set into the soft, gentle rubber cups of a flaming fast 300 baud modem, where the dulcet tones of full duplex frequency shift keyed information exchange would leak quietly around the phone, and with the adoption of a suitable handle, and knowledge of the ritual phrases, Tom could chat all night long with the four other odd people who had a fetish for pictures (that loaded very slowly at 300 baud) of cats with fish and apples.

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