This diagram was hand drawn by Robert M. Metcalfe and photographed by Dave R. Boggs in 1976 to produce a 35mm slide used to present Ethernet to the National Computer Conference in June of that year. On the drawing are the original terms for describing Ethernet.

[The Ether]

Further information about the origins of Ethernet can be found in the reprinted from "Communications of the ACM" of Ethernet: Distributed Packet Switching for Local Computer Networks by Robert M. Metcalfe and David R. Boggs.


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