The Soul of Invention

The Soul of Invention 1

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My first teaching job was describing computer networks to displaced Linotype and page-layout workers in Toronto. The government of Ontario paid for the classes. I tried my best to explain obscure topics like network topologies, collision-detection protocols, and congestion-control algorithms. My students learned how to tell IPX-SPX from DECnet from Banyan Vines (network protocols that are now mostly defunct). It all felt vitally important to me, but they had trouble finding any use for most