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Connecting Computers

How/why do we connect computers?

LAN technologies were motivate by 2 trends:

  1. computers had grown smaller and less expensive (goodbye expensive mainframes!)
  2. computers helping with ordinary office tasks

Low-cost computers meant most organizations could now have several computers.

Data transfer would usually involve removable media storage devices (magnetic tapes or disks).

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``CMPT 165: Review'' by Tamara Smyth, Computing Science, Simon Fraser University.
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