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Metcalfe's Law after 40 Years of Ethernet
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Abstract:Critics have declared Metcalfe's law, which states that the value of a network grows as the square of the number of its users, a gross overestimation of the network effec...View more
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Birth of Ethernet
Ethernet was born on May 22, 1973, in a memo I circulated at the Xerox Palo Alto Research Center (PARC) showing how a local area network (LAN) might work. The memo included the sketch in Figure 1.
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