ARTING, WHEREFORE: With the Great NAB Show upon us, let’s talk about something else first.
A few recent headlines, for example. Like this one: “Scientists Create the First Universal Quantum Network, Are Scared to Restart the Router,” perhaps one of the most sociologically importantish headlines of the 21st Century. It reminds us, first of all, there are no character counts in digital media, or else it would be “No Quantum Net Nodes Yet.” It also reminds us the world is ruled by geeks, including some intellectually hot stuff at engadget, where the headline refers to James Trew’s 129-word explanation of scientists successfully if rudimentarily transmitting data atomically over fiber. The bit about fiber is particularly important because the most advanced data network we can perceive of next to telepathy would be…wired!