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MeirG
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re: Ethernet's 40th birthday sparks reunion at PARC
MeirG   2/28/2013 7:43:46 PM
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IMHO, the token ring is a superior protocol! It is deterministic, one could allocate bandwidth and priority to a given node, and many other benefits. The problem was marketing ant the greediness and over protection of IBM. And look at the current Ethernet! Just a point-to-point, switched network, with a single point of failure.

jmcleod
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re: Ethernet's 40th birthday sparks reunion at PARC
jmcleod   2/26/2013 6:03:17 PM
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Should also point out that the triumvirate of Digital Equipment Corp. (DEC)--remember those guys, Intel, and Xerox also had a hand in creating the 10-Mbit Ethernet standard that prevailed over the IBM token ring network and others. Funny how much history gets lost in time.

selinz
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re: Ethernet's 40th birthday sparks reunion at PARC
selinz   2/26/2013 5:24:59 PM
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It's always amusing to take jabs at Gore for his ridiculous claim.

daleste
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re: Ethernet's 40th birthday sparks reunion at PARC
daleste   2/23/2013 9:42:43 PM
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Its always great to see and hear from the pioneers. Too bad Al Gore wasn't there to chime in.



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