Talk about a blast from the past. I knew what it was. I remembered them from way back. Had to check to see the exact timeframe. 1985. Same year I arrived in the U.S. for ‘this stint’ — having previously come for one year in 1967.
Doctors and EMTs used them to send TEXTs! Kid you not. Early e-mail.
This TTY terminal probably still works if you knew the phone number of a computer that will support TTY communication.
They probably got the story from WIRED. Same story. Click to ENLARGE.
Google “when DNA evidence is wrong”.
Fascinating story. I never realized that DNA could be inadvertently transferred to a crime scene or even to the body of the actual victim.
In this story DNA got transferred via an oxygen-level testing oximeter used by EMTs. So, much for EMTs thoroughly sanitizing their equipment. The DNA found on the fingernails of a murder victim was DNA from a previous innocent patient that had had been treated by the same EMTs. They used the same oximeter on both. WOW. The poor innocent guy had been arrested and was languishing in jail.