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> Quoting Uche Ogbuji <firstname.lastname@example.org>:
>>>sometimes we get fixated with the idea that there is only one
>>>CPU and one communications link. It might have been this way in
>>>the past in the Commodore 64 and PDP-11 days but it's not like
>>>this now and certainly won't be like this in the future either..
>>>in those days.... the computer only extended as far as the
>>>the serial lines and the line printer....
>>>now... the computer stretches right the way round the developed
>>>so the parser is not the full extent of the api... just an
>>>ever diminishing part....
>>I'm being honest here. I really don't understand this entire thought,
>>but I get the sense it's rather esoteric. My interest is a bit more
> can't see how it can be esoteric thing when the connections can be
> counted in mac addresses and the distances measured in kilometres...
I agree with Uche. That seems kind of incoherent to me. Please give
people on this list credit for understanding modern communications.