I work for a newspaper. I submit my stories in text form via modem into a hideously outdated server at the newspaper office. I've been limited to OS 9 all this time because the only app my IT aces could handle was MicroPhone Pro, which is incompatible with OS X. I need to go to X now. Since my paper's IT aces are not helping, I've got to figure this out on my own. How hard can it be to send text? They say the problem is with the modem. Stock Apple modems -- and a Global Village USB modem I provided them -- allegedly transmit data at the maximum rate in all cases. Our system can handle data only at a certain rate, which is far below these modems' max. We're talking 2 bits/sec. Something like that. Does anyone have some ideas on how I should proceed? Apps? Modems? They suggested that I buy a Wintel machine. I laughed.