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Ethernet equipment

Ethernet's 35th

1:00 PM -- Bob Metcalfe has stated in any number of interviews that the first Ethernet memo went out on May 22, 1973. So, Ethernet turns 35 on Thursday.

We at Light Reading don't know of any 35th birthday parties going on. Maybe at this age, Ethernet would prefer to stay at home with a good book. But if you want a bit of recent nostalgia on the topic, here's a writeup from Ethernet's 30th birthday, with bold predictions about 40 Gbit/s.

You could also read an extensive interview with Metcalfe from 2005, or see this discussion on Terabit Ethernet.

— Craig Matsumoto, West Coast Editor, Light Reading

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