You've got to be pulling my chain... (Ethernet)

From: Hotze <>
Date: Fri Apr 10 22:24:24 1998

That's exactly where I got it from. Now, I was just thinking that in 1973,
that would be a huge space, the size (or larger) than hard drives! So you
could transmit your entire hard drive in a second, barring server stuff and
hard drive speed. It sounded strange to me. ;-)

Tim D. Hotze
-----Original Message-----
From: James Willing <>
To: Discussion re-collecting of classic computers
Date: Saturday, April 11, 1998 1:06 AM
Subject: Re: You've got to be pulling my chain... (Ethernet)

>On Fri, 10 Apr 1998, Tony Duell wrote:
>> >
>> > Sorry, but this seems crazy to me. Was Ethernet invented in 1973? Was
>> > 10MBps then?
>> I somehow doubt it!
>>From the tagline of Bob Metcalfe's regular column in Infoworld...
> (this should explain all...)
>"Technology pundit Bob Metcalfe invented Ethernet in 1973 and founded 3Com
>in 1979, and today he specializes in the Internet..."
>...and just in case that does not work for you, I have a copy of the
>original joint specification document buried in the archives somewhere.
>The Computer Garage -
>Computer Garage Fax - (503) 646-0174
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