5. Connecting Machines

  1. H. Peter Alesso and
  2. Craig F. Smith

Published Online: 30 APR 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9780470191538.ch5

Connections: Patterns of Discovery

Connections: Patterns of Discovery

How to Cite

Alesso, H. P. and Smith, C. F. (2007) Connecting Machines, in Connections: Patterns of Discovery, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470191538.ch5

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 30 APR 2007
  2. Published Print: 28 DEC 2007

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470118818

Online ISBN: 9780470191538



  • local area networks (LANs);
  • metropolitan area networks (MANs);
  • global area networks (GANs)


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • The Ethernet Story

  • Xerox PARC and Ethernet

  • Robert Metcalf

  • Patterns of Discovery

  • Forecast for Connecting Machines