The PARC facility also is known for the invention of Ethernet, a networking technology that allows high-speed data transmission over coaxial cables. Ethernet has become the standard wired local area network around the world, and it is widely used in businesses and homes. It was honored this year as an IEEE Milestone, a half century after it was born.
Truly one of the success stories of the technology world. Sure, those first Ethernet cables and accessories have changed a lot over the decades, but we’re still using it to this day, and we’ll be using it for many more decades to come.