Re: Welcome to 'tool' confusion

From: Jeff Bone (
Date: Sun May 06 2001 - 02:37:30 PDT wrote:

> I dunno who yanked that post out of the dewar, but I'm referring to
> the kind of networking which see signalling latency.
> Trying to ascertain that a given piece of up to date with all the other
> versions of the same piece living in boxes littered across the entire
> global landscape results in traffic. A lot of traffic. Huge gobs of pointless
> traffic.

With ya up to the "pointless." That's debatable... and the answer is in app-land.

> Either that, or you frequently run into out of date versions. Does
> okay for a daily newspaper, does lousy for an object that changes
> on submicrosecond scale.

"Most recent immediately available version" is some interesting --- and very practical ---


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