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Friday, June 1, 2018

The Betamax was to VHS, as

The Betamax was to VHS, as

  • DASD is to SAN
  • Terminate and Stay Resident is to Internal OS Commands
  • Switching is to Routing
  • Token-Ring is to Ethernet 

The Betamax was to VHS, as


One one time in the 1980s Ethernet and Token-Ring were very competitive, vying for the same customers and networks, replacing Arcnet (similar to Token-Ring) an older network topology.  Speed and reliability of Ethernet versus Token-Ring was the difference maker, and eventually Token-Ring is no longer used nor supported.



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