Has anyone here ever used a Dowalert back in its heyday of the early
For those who don't know, a Dowalert is a device that resembles a
tape-driven telephone answering machine. Dow Jones had an idea of
broadcasting stock information over FM radio to this device for later
perusal by subscribers. The device has a keypad upon which you'd enter
numbers for particular classes of information you want. The broadcast
would include a code detectable by the device. If the code on the
broadcast matched one of those selected by the subscriber, the tape
recorder would start recording. Then an alert light would turn on letting
the user know that some new information is available.
dave at 661.org
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