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  Friday, June 27, 2003

OK, that's an admittedly dumb headline when introducing a quote from Albert Einstein. But I've always enjoyed this particular quotation, just never found a place for it until just now, when I realized how prescient Albert was.

Albert Einstein. "You see, wire telegraph is a kind of a very, very long cat. You pull his tail in New York and his head is meowing in Los Angeles. Do you understand this? And radio operates exactly the same way: you send signals here, they receive them there. The only difference is that there is no cat." [Quotes of the Day]

So, does anyone remember the name of the pet in the UserFriendly comic strip? Of course, it's "Cat 5." Cat 5 being shorthand for Category 5 twisted-pair Ethernet cable, the wire that strings our networks together. But with WiFi, which is really short-range radio, the only Cat 5 is between your router and the access point. Hence, with WiFi, "there is no cat." Hee hee.

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