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Sunday, June 24, 2012

A Nerd's A Nerd An A'That

There has long been an association between IT nerdishness and music, no doubt because of the mathematical underpinnings of both computer science and music. But I have to say that this piece of research scores 11 on my Weird-Shit-O-Meter.

Geiger is not the first to substitute an unusual technology at the base of a networking stack. In 2001, the Bergen Linux User Group used homing pigeons to network two computers located three miles apart. Another group used bongo drums to beat out a rhythm of 1's and 0's. And like these other whimsical approaches, IPoXP shows off the strengths of the Internet's design.

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