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In reply to Jwoody: "Thats funny I thought appletalk was a protocol like TCPIP and that Econet was a transport like Ethernet, hmm silly me."

Yes. Silly. Econet/AUN traffic can be sent over ethernet. I'm fairly sure he didn't mean Localtalk, as that was basically just serial ports.

My knowledge of Econet hardware is poor, but someone has already commented that it was related to the Cambridge Ring. Possibly a lo-cost derivative. See here for some Acorn-era blurb: <URL: [link] >

The company set up by Andy Hopper to sell Cambridge Ring hardware was called Orbis. It was later absorbed into Acorn. I'm not sure whether Ethernet predates the Cambridge Ring or not. They were both developed in the mid-70s. Certainly the Cambridge Ring had the technical edge in the 80s. The Cambridge Ring went on to become ATM (which forms the IEC 62365 standard). Acorn were still involved with ATM as late as their NC-era STB trials for video on demand.

You seem determined to find some way to rubbish Acorn. Perhaps reading some stuff first would help?

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