[linux-elitists] Haha, SpamCop lists Debian
Sat Jul 6 11:58:14 PDT 2002
On Sat, 6 Jul 2002, D. Joe Anderson wrote:
> Hmm. Somewhere there I must have missed this golden age of a
> "formerly homogenous network". I assume it happened somewhere along
Sorry, forgot the "global" qualifier.
> my transition from BITNET and Novell as an undergrad to Appletalk and
> lots of hairy RS-232 connections with a smatter of ethernet as a grad
You forgot ATM, Token Ring, and carrier pigeons.
> student, to the woeful balkanization we have today. When, exactly,
> did it happen, and is there somewhere I can read about what I missed?
Try ARPANET and successor protocol suite. But you knew that already, and
just wanted to be cute.
> Homogeneity grows out of inhomogeneity by one of the components
> growing as the soon-to-be also-rans wither. Homogeneity doesn't
> sound like the hallmark of a golden age.
What happens when you try to reinvent DNA? Everything breaks all over the
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