ATM (was: Re: Coincidence...)

Part of the story. US, Japanese and European telco manufacturers had
different perceptions of 'optimal' atm cell size. Depending upon the mix
voice/video/data different results were obtained; believe 32 and 64 byte
were mentioned. The powers that be decided upon a compromise and chose a
value 'in the middle' causing everyone to redesign their equipment. The
compromise value was not a power of two. Must have been '89 or

Yep...Microprocessors and powers of two don't have any special
relationship. Could the ITU really put politics over technical
requirements? Gee, sounds like a good orginization to help out with
the DNS.

(Yeah, I know, I know. The ITU is "better" now.)