Time: Fri Dec 12 17:52:23 1997
To: Nick Ashton <nickaa@citycom.com>
From: Paul Andrew Mitchell [address in tool bar]
Subject: SLS: Power surge for Net access (fwd)
Bcc: sls, liberty lists
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Edison recommended direct current (DC) for the
Paris Exposition (I believe), and 
Tesla recommended alternating current (AC).

Tesla won the competition, and the place
was ablaze with intense light, at midnight.

Edison was enraged by the loss, and went
to work to retaliate -- against Tesla,
even though AC was (and is) far superior 
for almost all engineering purposes.

The bankers stepped in and, when Tesla
explained that electricity could be supplied
to each home, at no cost, the bankers asked,
"You mean, we won't be able to meter it?"

Tesla answered, "Yes, that is correct."  

The bankers headed for the door and said,
"You'll be hearing from us."  

They never returned.

Sic transit gloria pecuniae.

/s/ Paul Mitchell,
Candidate for Congress

At 06:52 PM 12/12/97 -0500, you wrote:
>Or was it Edison's?  
>I live on the South West coast of Florida and near an Edison home, we are
>thankful for all inventors, but it's putting them into practice that takes
>the time and the effort.
>At 04:33 PM 12/12/97 -0800, you wrote:
>>This was Tesla's dream:  transmit the
>>power AND the data signal from the same
>>power source.  His design would have
>>produced static-free radios, which
>>received their power from the broadcast
>>tower on a noise-free wave form.
>>/s/ Paul Mitchell,
>>Candidate for Congress
>>At 03:43 PM 12/12/97 -0500, you wrote:
>>>Power surge for Net access
>>>              New system could boost Net access in schools
>>>              A joint British-Canadian project to connect homes and
>>>              businesses to the internet via electricity power lines has
>>>              successfully launched its first trial in northern Britain. 
>>>              The first user of the revolutionary system is a British
>>>              primary school in Manchester. 
>>>              The system is 10 times faster than using conventional
>>>              telephone lines and is permanently connected to the
>>>              Internet. 
>>>                                 "The new system means
>>>                                 information arrives virtually
>>>                                 instantaneously, thereby
>>>                                 maximising teaching time,"
>>>                                 said Jenny Dunn, the head
>>>                                 teacher at Seymour Park
>>>                                 Primary School. 
>>>                                 "With a normal connection,
>>>                                 the children could lose
>>>                                 interest waiting for pages to
>>>                                 download." 
>>>              The new technology has been developed by Nortel of
>>>              Canada and Norweb of Britain. They will market the
>>>              system next year and it should be available to the
>>>              general public by the end of 1998. 
>>>                           Mark Ballett, managing director of
>>>                           Norweb Communications, said: "This
>>>                           technology will allow us to use
>>>                           existing infrastructure to establish a
>>>                           strongly differentiated service offering
>>>                           in the north west residential and small
>>>              business market."
>>>              The two companies said they had received over 150
>>>              inquiries about the system and were in detailed
>>>              discussions with 30 utility companies around the world. 
>>>              Peter Dudley, a vice president of Nortel, said: "Speed of
>>>              access remains a bottleneck for most users. As one of
>>>              the first practical low cost answers to the problem of
>>>              high speed access to the Internet, this new technology
>>>              will unleash the next wave of net growth." 
>>>              Norweb and Nortel unveiled the patented technology in
>>>              October. The system prevents electrical currents from
>>>              distorting Internet signals and other computer data
>>>              transmitted over the mains. 
>>>              With permanent access to data that travels directly from
>>>              the power mains into homes at speeds of up to one
>>>              megabit per second, the system heralds the first rivalry
>>>              between electricity and telecoms companies. 
>>>Nick Ashton
>>>The American Agenda
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