8-bitters and multi-whatever
Roy J. Tellason
rtellason at verizon.net
Wed Sep 12 14:45:57 CDT 2007
On Wednesday 12 September 2007 15:08, Sridhar Ayengar wrote:
> Roy J. Tellason wrote:
> >>> I know of ARCnet, went to a short seminar on that once at a trade
> >>> show, and in fact even have a couple of ISA cards around here
> >>> someplace, though I don't forsee me ever using them.
> >> ARCnet and most of the 'nets were in the price range of a hard disk
> >> then. Also the whole idea of networking was new. For example in 1982
> >> the two largest networks I knew of were DEC (internal) and
> >> Dupont(internal) and they were around 50 nodes!
> > I remember those days, thinking of 50 nodes as being pretty good-sized.
> > :-)
> IBM's internal network was significantly larger than that by '82. 8-)
Of that I have no doubt! :-)
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