Bill Krauser

0072286854501_300X300… and the birth of modern computing:

Ethernet at the time was very kludgy. It was this big, thick cable that at the time you had to screw a tap into, and then you had another cable that connected to a card that you connected to your computer. The biggest drawback was that and it was about $3,000. Who is going to spend $3,000 to connect a $3,000 computer? How is that to going to work? We knew we needed to get on to a VLSI circuit, a highly dense semi-conductor to quickly bring the cost down, and that was what we ultimately did. So that was one part.

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