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Comment: PTAM (Score 2, Informative) 406

by Rick.C (#29377023) Attached to: Pigeon Turns Out To Be Faster Than S. African Net
Back in the day (mid 1970s) when IBM appended "AM" (for Access Method) to all of their protocols, we had BTAM (Basic Telecommunications), TCAM (TeleCommunications), and VTAM (Virtual Telecommunications, which is still around today) to move data. It was widely acknowledged that when it came to raw bandwidth, even over long distances, PTAM (Pickup Truck Access Method) beat them all. You load up a pickup truck with hundreds or thousands of 200MB tapes and drive it across the country.

With 16GB micro SD cards, the statement holds true even today.

A formal parsing algorithm should not always be used. -- D. Gries

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