"Tales of Silicon Valley: The First Ethernet"
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Tales of Silicon Valley: The First Ethernet
>> Silicon Valley is full of stories, some pretty, some not. This is one of those stories.
Bruce Damer, curator of the Digibar, unveils the origin of the Ethernet connection we all take for granted today.
>> This is a special Ethernet. This is Dave Boggs's connection between the ceiling and park, Xerox Park, and the, and the ether, the Ethernet. And Dave Boggs is the co-inventory of Ethernet. So this is Boggs' connection to the ether, and he's the co, co-holder of the patent with, with Metcalf, Bob Metcalf. So nice thick cable TV type things. You had a little, like a blade that actually goes in and, and chomps into the copper there to make the connection. And so this is the ether, so here's your Ethernet transceiver to a durato [assumed spelling], which is another kind of computer.
>> What was the speed of that you said?
>> Three megabit. This actually went between three megabit and ten megabit. So they were going up.
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