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> Ken said:
>> To explain synchronous and asynchronous communication, I use a telephone
>> example. If someone answers when you call, that synchronous. If no
>> one answers
>> but you leave voicemail, that's asynchronous.
> Well... your explanation may work well for you. However, you can have
> a two way communication and still be asynchronous -- the term simply
> means that a common clock between transmitters/receivers is not
> required for communication.
> So, for a real world analog, I would use -- when I'm talking to my
> wife via the telephone, we're on the same page and know what each
> other is saying -- however, when I'm talking to my mother-in-law, it's
> wasted breath.
That's such a shame. I thought everybody loves mother-in-laws :-)
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