[rescue] I'm one happy geek
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Mon Jun 25 23:11:42 CDT 2001
From: Joshua D. Boyd [mailto:jdboyd at cs.millersville.edu]
Is ethernet really adequate for such devices? I saw USB more as replacing
PS/2, ADB, Serial, parallel, and to a lesser extent SCSI for low bandwidth
With ethernet, you'd have to buy large switches, which aren't that cheap.
Um, you don't *need* switches with ethernet - it works / worked fine on
small networks w/ NICs only for a long long time. So did ARCnet for that
matter. The switches/hubs/etc only come into play when you plug nets
Which makes me wonder now - why wasn't Ethernet (or ARCnet) adopted for the
horde of peripherals littering my desk? Ethernet NICs are cheap, and
imbedded into Mice/Scanners/Etc. could have been cheaper yet . . .
Why NOT a desktop Ethernet LAN? Anyone?
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