Cables: Don’t like ‘em.
Despite the rise of wireless technologies, the back of your computer or stereo is likely a tangle of wires. No matter how carefully you first connect them, they are soon gleefully entangled into a snarled mass. Mathematics
offers insight into the problem.
posted by bitmage
on Mar 17, 2009 -
Cables, Cables, Cables
I got to thinking last night about all those cables lying along the ocean floor. This
is a fascinating article on the history of telephonic cables; while this one
adds a bit more color, and several interesting paintings.
"As history shows, the demand for undersea network capacities will only increase. There's no such thing as too much cable."
posted by mapalm
on Jul 24, 2001 -