[GTER] FW: wireless network explanation from Einstein

Frederico A C Neves fneves at registro.br
Tue Apr 9 20:34:01 -03 2002

[From Dave Farber's IPer list - BSA]

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From: Stewart Alsop <salsop at nea.com>
Date: Tue, 2 Apr 2002 21:56:59 -0800
To: boingotab at boingo.com
Subject: FW: wireless network explanation from Einstein
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From: Forest Baskett
Sent: Tuesday, April 02, 2002 8:12 PM
To: NEA-Tech Team
Subject: wireless network explanation from Einstein
There is an organization in California's Sonoma county (excellent wine
country) called Nocatnet (www.nocat.net) that helps organize and
promote free 802.11 wireless networks.  Why is it called the No Cat
network?  You might think that it's an Ethernet network with no Cat 3
or Cat 5 wires (the category of wires qualified to carry 10 Mbit/sec
or 100 Mbit/sec, respectively).  Here's the real reason:

Albert Einstein, when asked to describe radio, replied: "You see, wire
telegraph is a kind of a very, very long cat. You pull his tail in New
York and his head is meowing in Los Angeles. Do you understand this?
And radio operates exactly the same way: you send signals here, they
receive them there. The only difference is that there is no cat."

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