From: "j e"
Subject: (urth) Re: optical connections Date: Sat, 26 Oct 2002 09:31:12 -0400 I recently posed the idea that the Whorl technology was photonic rather than electronic. Actually I probably sounded very certain of it. All I have to go on is recent reading on the subject. Scientic American ran a set of articles on the subject in the Jan 2001 issue. David replied: >The cards sound electronic to me. No question about that. What about data transmission in the Whorl...doesn't it sound optical? And possession by a god is literally through the eye. >A waveguide is just a rectangular metal tube, and it is an electronic, not >photonic, device. (Although optical fibers also act as waveguides, they >are not usually called that.) I understood that waveguides (as the term is commonly used) worked for both optical and electronic systems. I'm not sure you're disputing the gist of my post, though. >Too bad Horn did not have access to eBay But then he'd be fighting his men for access; they'd be trying to hog bandwidth looking at porn sites. Owl _________________________________________________________________ Internet access plans that fit your lifestyle -- join MSN. http://resourcecenter.msn.com/access/plans/default.asp --