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Friday, August 17, 2007

Shoot for Five

Sam Ruby on the future of "messaging"...

Ten years from now, we will be using SMS text messages to change the channel on the televison...

Remember all of those incompatible protocols I mentioned above? You know what happened to them?

Well, somebody had a bright idea to define an inter-networking protocol (they called it “internet” for short) that could be used as a gateway between these local area networks. Eventually, people stopped using the often proprietary LAN protocols in favor of directly connecting into the internet protocol itself.

Ain’t it funny how that worked out?

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I'm usually writing from my favorite location on the planet, the pacific northwest of the u.s. I write for myself only and unless otherwise specified my posts here should not be taken as representing an official position of my employer. Contact me at my gee mail account, username patrickdlogan.