What's special about networks?

One computer can perform some set of tasks. That's good, but to be useful, there needs to be a way to get data into and out of the computer. In the old days, this meant Data Entry (fingers on keyboards) and Sneakernet (floppies in boxes). Today, most of the interesting data is created electronically, and can be transferred electronically from one system to another. Unfortunately, most of today's computer networks aren't very efficient, and aren't very useful for some purposes. New technology like ATM (Asynchronous Transfer Mode) networking will solve this problem over the next ten or twenty years, and I'd just like to do my part to hasten this process.

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