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Dial-up has never looked so good! - classmate

At Algoma University the mature students in the fast track accelerated second degree program are not quick to accept theory without proof. As a result, Professor George Townsend offered extra credit to anyone in his forth year Computer Networks course who could take up the challenge of implementing internet based protocols over a new form of medium - Bongo Drums.

Eight weeks later, the first public demonstration was given to the class by using a simple ping packet. With a blinding 2bps speed, the class sat patiently as the packet was received in roughly 140 seconds.

Whats the point you may ask? We aren’t trying to set any speed records here (actually, we have been developing some ideas for “highspeed” bongos), but rather we’re showing that the lower layers of the OSI model can be replaced with any form of media without affecting the layers above it.

Look at those bongos fly! - classmate

Due to a busy semester and a Microcoded M6800 Emulator project, work on the final phase of the project has slowed. The design plans for the actual bongo hook up have been completed, and now only a few more hours are required for total completion. The demonstrations that have been conducted have used synthesized bongo beats played through desktop speakers. Due to summer work, time has ran out and the final implementation will have to wait until september.

*Yes I know that isn’t a bongo drum at the to)

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