Bongo drums as internet protocol…

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Images-5 At Algoma University the mature students in the fast track accelerated second degree program are not quick to accept theory without proof. As a result, Professor George Townsend offered extra credit to anyone in his forth year Computer Networks course who could take up the challenge of implementing internet based protocols over a new form of medium – Bongo Drums. Eight weeks later, the first public demonstration was given to the class by using a simple ping packet. With a blinding 2bps speed, the class sat patiently as the packet was received in roughly 140 seconds. [via] Link.

0 thoughts on “Bongo drums as internet protocol…

  1. paulrothrock says:

    Alas, there is no sound file or video to accompany this amazing feat.

  2. Unomi says:


    I think they did that on purpose. If they wanted a video provided they would like to demonstrate their implementation of the protocol and would jam the whole content to you… ;-) It is up to the receiver to decode the packet and reassemble the content (video) to watch it.

    Btw, using the bongo to provide the video it would take f*cking ages to “download” I guess.

    How would simple request or handshakes (SYN/ACK) work on bongo? I’m not that experienced on jamming a bongo.

    – Unomi –

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