[TUHS] Research Datakit notes

Grant Taylor via TUHS tuhs at tuhs.org
Sat Jul 2 12:51:53 AEST 2022

On 6/25/22 7:17 PM, Paul Ruizendaal wrote:
> In his video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ojRtJ1U6Qzw), Sandy 
> explains why he became dissatisfied with Spider and the main reason 
> was that doing switching/routing on a mini computer was just plain 
> inefficient as compared to a telephone switch (at 37:06). This was 
> 1972. The result was a new design, Datakit, that could route/switch 
> packets at high speed and in parallel.

I didn't realize, or even fathom that something preceded ATM.

Now it seems like Spider preceded Datakit which preceded ATM.  Very 

Grant. . . .
unix || die

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