Tales of Silicon Valley: The First Ethernet
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Tales of Silicon Valley: The First Ethernet

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>> Silicon Valley is full of stories, some pretty, some not. This is one of those stories. ^M00:00:10 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. >> Look for more tales of Silicon Valley at CNET TV.com.

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