Fruit-based computers (was: Plants as network medium?)

stephen at darwin.UCSC.EDU stephen at darwin.UCSC.EDU
Tue Sep 29 14:23:21 EST 1998


I think they tried this already; it was called the Apricot PC.

Just didn't grow anywhere.

In article <col5t6.na.ln at localhost.localdomain> dale at localhost.localdomain (Dale Pontius) writes:
>In article <6smqkd$qv0$1 at firewall.tarcus.org.uk>,
>        ianr at pobox.DUMPTHISBIT.quza.com (Ian) writes:
>> In article <35E704A9.5EFFDA9C at technocage.com>,
>>       "Michael J. Fair" <michael at technocage.com> writes:
>>
>>> Hello all, at the risk of being flamed for crazy ideas I decided to
>>> ask the following question.
>>>
>>>  Would it be possible to use plants as the transmission medium for
>>> networks?
>>
>> By a strange coincidence, there's an article on *fruit*-based
>> computers on segfault.org... It's a spoof news site, so don't expect
>> anything serious. The URL is;
>>
>I know this is all good fun.
>
>But take a look at the book "Slant" by Greg Bear. It is pertinant
>to this thread, to say the least.
>
>Dale Pontius
>edgehp AT together DOT net


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