[LINK] powerline net access
Sat, 26 Feb 2000 17:52:53 +1100
At 12:05 PM 25/02/2000 , firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
>> The possibility of Internet access over electricity lines has been
>> discussed on link at length before, and some dinosaurs I'd respect
>> seem to think it's not possible, or at least impractical.
> btw Steve, when did we `lizards' become "dinosaurs"?
> ;-] dan-o-saurus rex
Haha .. evolution?
Dan ... it's indeed possible we could be looking at the IP over power lines
issue from the wrong perspective. For example, given that even household
appliances will soon be online, then, how better than through their power-line?
Maybe matchbox-sized servers, (http://matchbox.stanford.edu/cebit.html), and
developing technologies: ('Powerline technology is one of the focal points of this
year's CeBIT trade fair, with several consortia expected to present solutions') can
readily and reasonably cheaply IP-integrate anything live on power grids. Bandwidth
isn't an issue, it seems plug'n'play for consumers & imho maybe quite popular in future.
Cheers, Dan ..