Monthly Archives: August 2013

The Hegemony of TCP

There’s an interesting article in the Spectrum magazine about the history of open networking and how ultimately the open standards defined by ITU committees got overtaken by TCP/IP. We still sometimes talk about the 7-layer model ( a product of …

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Signs and Signals

A recent discussion about nautical language (footloose, cut-of-your-jib etc) started a train of thought about words that jump from one usage to another over the years. Sometimes words become obsolete in their original context, and computing and communications are full …

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Posted in Digital Communication