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In the early 1990s, when I was teaching computer networks at a tech college, one problem in the final exam was to compare a 9600 bps modem line to my St.Bernhard "Bass", trained to run arbitrary distances at a speed of 15 km/h, carrying (rather than a keg of whiskey) under his chin a box of ten 1,44 Mbyte floppies. (Sure, the idea came from A. Tanenbaum: Computer Networks; I just had to brush up the speeds and capacities a little bit.)

One of the students made some remarks about noise along the line, in the form of bitches in heat along the route. Another one commented that the data was physically protected against theft ...
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GeneralWill future programmers probably warn people not to use anything other than natural language just as most programmers today warn people not to use assembler? Pin
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