[ih] origins of the term "router"
Scott W Brim
sbrim at cisco.com
Wed May 17 04:51:18 PDT 2006
On 05/16/2006 17:55 PM, Noel Chiappa allegedly wrote:
> > Is there, perhaps, a relationship between the use of the term "router"
> > and activity of that juggernaut of routers, Cisco?
> Not that I recall, but the adoption of the term, and the start of Cisco, wer
> *very* roughly contemporaneous - but I *think* the term switch predated Cisco
> somewhat. I'd have to check the details to be sure, but the people who did
> Cisco were not the people who pushed the adoption of the term.
I'm sure of that. I remember talking to Len Bosack about "routers" when
Proteon existed but Cisco did not yet.
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