RIP David Boggs

Phil Davis phil at
Wed Mar 2 16:01:54 EST 2022

The quote, for those struggling with browsers and paywalls. I was able 
to see it in a Tor browser:

    Before becoming the dominant networking protocol, Ethernet was
    challenged by several other technologies. In the early 1980s, Mr.
    Metcalfe said, when Mr. Boggs took the stage at a California
    computing conference, at the San Jose Convention Center, to discuss
    the future of networking, a rival technologist questioned the
    mathematical theory behind Ethernet, telling Mr. Boggs that it would
    never work with large numbers of machines.

    His response was unequivocal. “Seems Ethernet does not work in
    theory,” he said, “only in practice.”


A keeper indeed.
Phil Davis

On 3/1/22 10:31 AM, Mark Wieder via use-livecode wrote:
> On 3/1/22 10:26, Stephen Barncard via use-livecode wrote:
>> Paywall
> Opened without a paywall for me.
> That last quote is a keeper.

Phil Davis

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