LOL. When I started out, 300 baud was still a thing. I was "fortunate" that my dad bought a 1200bps modem. Then we got a 2400bps external. I actually used that 2400bps modem to run my own BBS.56K?! You were lucky! When I were a kid, we 'ad nowt but a damp pair of grandad's old shoelaces for a connection and a 110 baud modem made from a discarded old egg carton.