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Today's IT Infrastructure is often stated as three components: computers,
storage, and networking. It's hard to say which is most important since
all three are usually needed to do any real work, or entertain us. Early
computers, through the '70s, were seldom networked but today's are usually
networked and many mission-critical applications require networks to run.

Networks were rare in computer systems from the '50s and emerged in the
'70s as enterprise found it was cost-effective and enhanced control to
connect branches to computers at the home office. Networks became more
common in the '80s as PCs became common in the office and at home, but
the networks were expensive and very limited compared to today's internet
and ethernet.

Today's networks are as at least as important as the computers on them. Our
personal computers and phones don't do much interesting without their
networks. Commerce, relationships, and entertainment depend on networking.
'The network is the computer' is one opinion, and in many cases it seems
the computer is the network. Networks, computers, and storage are closely
related, engineered to fit like gloves.


After the Sea-Ship—after the whistling winds;
After the white-gray sails, taut to their spars and ropes,
Below, a myriad, myriad waves, hastening, lifting up their necks,

Tending in ceaseless flow toward the track of the ship:
Waves of the ocean, bubbling and gurgling, blithely prying,
Waves, undulating waves—liquid, uneven, emulous waves,

Toward that whirling current, laughing and buoyant, with curves,
Where the great Vessel, sailing and tacking, displaced the surface;


"You don’t mean — you can’t mean the people who live here?” cried
Professor McGonagall, jumping to her feet and pointing at number four.
“Dumbledore — you can’t. I’ve been watching them all day. You
couldn’t find two people who are less like us. And they’ve got this
son — I saw him kicking his mother all the way up the street, screaming
for sweets. Harry Potter come and live here!”

“It’s the best place for him,” said Dumbledore firmly. “His aunt
and uncle will be able to explain everything to him when he’s older.
I’ve written them a letter.”

“A letter?” repeated Professor McGonagall faintly, sitting back down on
the wall. “Really, Dumbledore, you think you can explain all this in a
letter.These people will never understand him! He’ll be famous — a
legend — I wouldn’t be surprised if today was known as Harry Potter
Day in the future — there will be books written about Harry — every
child in our world will know his name!”

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