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August 3, 1988

SNEAKERNET

By CBR Staff Writer

If, like us, you have still to be completely won over to the benefits of local area networking, Adcomp Inc of Amesbury, Massachusetts has the answer for covering your blushes when asked which type of local net you use: Oh, we’re still using Sneakernet, you say airily – We haven’t yet found anything cheaper or more reliable, and carefully avoid going on to explain that Sneakernet actually refers to the system of copying something onto a floppy disk from one machine, trotting across the office – in your sneakers – to another, processing the file, and taking the disk to a third machine to transmit the data.

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