[LINK] terrabit per second internet

Richard Chirgwin rchirgwin at ozemail.com.au
Wed Sep 9 07:34:56 AEST 2009

David Boxall wrote:
> On Tue, 08 Sep 2009 at 13:21:05 +1000 Jan Whitaker wrote:
>> If you haven't seen last week's Catalyst, see if you can find it. 
>> Amazing stuff using photon chips.
> <http://www.abc.net.au/catalyst/stories/2675781.htm>
> What impressed me was to hear Aussies pronouncing router as 'rowter'. 
> When I was studying (just this side of the Jurassic) it was 'rooter'.
Back in the Jurassic indeed ... in the early 90s there were still 
"rooters" in Australia, which would confuse visiting American vendor 
reps. When 3Com launched into the rooter/rowter space, its country 
manager here (Nick Jackson, wonder what happened to him?) decided to 
play with the pronunciation with a series of ads:
We Came. We Saw. We Routed.

The American's loved it, right up until the time they caught up with his 
sense of humour and pulled the ads ...


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