The jargon has changed — as have the transfer rates and nearly all the players in the marketplace. But if you've got a couple hours to spare, you can get a solid master class on many of the basics of networking and distributed computing from none other than Bob Metcalfe himself. Hat tip to Xerox PARC veteran and Ethernet/Internet pioneer John Shoch, who filmed it in 1978, and another hat tip to the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin for sharing. Enjoy!
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