Saturday, November 24, 2007

Radical packet

Today I've been reading about the development of packet-switched networks.

The first message sent over ARPANET was from UCLA and read "login". Or it would have, but the system crashed before the "g".

So actually the first message ever sent over a packet-switched network was "LO".

As Quine would surely have said, Lo! A packet!

Isn't history delightful?

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Tuesday haiku

tales of knives and men
force daybreak against the dark
Flash fox mike: nick, tuck.