what about 48 bits?

Valdis.Kletnieks at vt.edu Valdis.Kletnieks at vt.edu
Mon Apr 5 12:43:52 CDT 2010


On Mon, 05 Apr 2010 13:29:20 EDT, Jay Nakamura said:
> >> I would have attributed the success of Ethernet to price!
> >>
> >>
> > You've got the causality wrong -- it wasn't cheap, way back when.
> 
> I remember back in '93~94ish (I think) you could get a off brand 10BT
> card for less than $100, as oppose to Token Ring which was $300~400.
> I can't remember anything else that was cheaper back then.  If you go
> back before that, I don't know.

Steve is talking mid-80s pricing, not mid-90s.  By '93 or so, the fact
that Ethernet was becoming ubiquitous had already forced the price down.
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