Ethernet History

by Johannes Helmig [Published on 4 Nov. 1997 / Last Updated on 4 Nov. 1997]


"The diagram ... was drawn by Dr. Robert M. Metcalfe in 1976 to present Ethernet ... to the National Computer Conference in June of that year. On the drawing are the original terms for describing Ethernet. Since then other terms have come into usage among Ethernet enthusiasts."

Just as a reminder: in 1976, INTEL had just developed the 8080, which was running at an unbelievable speed of 4.77 MHz !!!

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The Author — Johannes Helmig

Dr.Johannes Helmig is working as Director, Technical Knowledge Management in the Belgium office of Gerber Technology where he is involved in Customer Service and internal training, with special interest in Networking.

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