[TUHS] Research Datakit notes
lm at mcvoy.com
Sat Jul 2 12:57:07 AEST 2022
On Fri, Jul 01, 2022 at 08:51:53PM -0600, Grant Taylor via TUHS wrote:
> 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
> I didn't realize, or even fathom that something preceded ATM.
> Now it seems like Spider preceded Datakit which preceded ATM. Very
They were Bell Labs, funded by the phone company. It makes sense that
they would look at networking through the phone company lens.
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