Let’s first take a brief step back in time and look at where digital communication came from. Believe it or not, this concept celebrated its 173rd birthday this year. In 1844 the Telegraph was invented by Samuel Morse who used it to send a message from Washington to Baltimore, 37 miles away (i.e. Morse Code). This device could transmit about 2-3 dots or dashes per second, and though it may seem mundane compared to today’s technology, the idea remains the same.
In the 1970’s the Zerox Corporation developed the Ethernet and standardized the system with DEC and Intel in 1979, allowing everyone to use it. In 1980 they created the ‘DIX Standard,” a 10 MB per second system. (10,000,000 1’s and 0’s per second). Today’s technology allows us to communicate over 1,000,000,000 different 1’s and 0’s literally every second.