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Paul Baran, one of the pioneers of packet-switched networking, the basis for the internet, has died in his home in California aged 84. Baran devised the concept at the RAND Corporation, working under contract to the US Air Force. The idea of dispersing data around a mesh-like topology, that required the client node to …

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  1. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Hedy Lamarr got there first

    Didn't she invent the very similar concept of Frequency Hopping during WW2?

    1. HMB

      Re: Hedy Lamarr got there first

      Frequency Hopping is identical to Packet Switching in every way except all of them.

      If I jiggle up and down fast enough my voice get's pitch shifted by the doppler effect. I'd never try to pretend that sitting on a washing machine meant my speech was packet switched.

      Try harder next time Timmy!!! :P

  2. Stupidscript

    Um ...

    That's "Hedley" ... "Hedley Lamarr" ...

    (http://www.imdb.com/character/ch0010021/)

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