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  • Albert LaFrance
    ... From: doug humphrey To: No Reply Cc: Sent: Tuesday, September
    Message 1 of 1 , Sep 20, 2006
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      From: "doug humphrey" <doug@...>
      To: "No Reply" <notify-dg-coldwarcomms@yahoogroups.com>
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      Sent: Tuesday, September 19, 2006 10:33 AM
      Subject: Re: [coldwarcomms] Digest Number 2157


      > > 2a. Re: Western Union & Mt Weather
      > > Posted by: "Michael Harpe" mharpe79@... mharpe79
      > > Date: Mon Sep 18, 2006 5:29 am (PDT)
      > >
      > > I think the Internet is probably going to remembered as the single
      > > largest
      > > example of Government technology transfer ever. GPS is up there but the
      > > Internet beats it in my opinion.
      > >
      > > I have a job because of it. I'm a network engineer for a Fortune 300
      > > company
      > > and I work with TCP/IP every day!
      > >
      > > Mike Harpe, N4PLE
      > > Sellersburg, IN
      >
      >
      > we have a saying "TCP/IP been berry berry good to me" ;-)
      >
      >
      > >> Ahh Tymnet, we hacked the hell outs that...haha...they tried to
      > >> eliminate 8 bit transfers, and we hacked that too....man that brings
      > >> back memories....
      > >>
      > >> NYCDIAL
      > >> and DALLAS:DALLAS
      > >> we beat the dogsnot outa those....they were still working as of 1991
      >
      >
      > Tymnet was great - there were many fun network standards developed,
      > each with it's pros and cons, and the world settled on TCP/IP because
      > it was the right thing, and not a standard being crammed down
      > everyones throat by a government (OSI comes to mind) TCP/IP isn't
      > perfect, but it was good enough to allow the revolution to happen, and
      > that is what counts. It's very uncontrollable nature if a two edged
      > sword,
      > but it is better than doing a VTAM gen for a billion mode network ;-)
      >
      > doug
      >
      >
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