Uhhh...the article was discussing what we consider "modern" Ethernet, your classic Ethernet jack (RJ45 I think? Its too damned early for me to be technical) running a star topography, so I didn't think I needed to spell out what I was talking about since TFA was talking about the same thing. I have heard of grammar nazis but who would have thought there were networking nazis? Not talking about you, the 40 ACs that all rushed to "correct" me without even bothering to look at TFS much less TFA.
And I never got to set up an ARCNET so I can't speak to that but I set up waaay too many of the token ring thinnet and I personally was damned glad when it died. Now if we can only get 1Gbps routers that do IPV6 as cheaply as we get the old 100Mbps IPV4 routers I'll be a happy camper.