Ethernet - plumbing of the Internet - the Awesome World of Things
Ethernet is in widespread use to network computers and devices. The first Ethernet was designed by Bob Metcalfe in Xerox Corporation's Palo Alto laboratory. It was able to operate at 3 Mbps over a shared coaxial cable, using a protocol known as Carrier Sense Multiple Access Collision Detect (CSMA/CD). The market for Ethernet equipment amounts to in excess of $16 billion per year.
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