RE: Broadband v. baseband ... again?

From: Tom Lettington []
Sent: Thursday, July 05, 2001 11:01 AM

At the risk of incurring the wrath of Mr. Meyer by posting without
permission, I offer the following: Harry Newton, of "Newton's TELECOM
Dictionary - The Official Dictionary of Telecommunications &
the Interent"
(Updated 15th Expanded Edition), defines "Broadband" (in the
WAN context)
as anything over 45Mbps (T3).

heh, that dictionary may be a good marketing tool, but try and pass your
engineering exams with it ... you won't. By that definition, my 1.5Gbps
switched backplane is a broadband system. It isn't, regardless of what that
dictionary says.

The language we use in our industry is evolving at an extremely rapid
rate. The great unwashed masses don't necessarily stick with
the time
honored definitions we would prefer that they admire,
respect, and accept
as gospel. Get over it!

You must work in marketing. Fuzzy definiions mean fuzzy equations, which
reults in things not working.

The unwashed masses are allowed to be imprecise, we are not. That's why we
get the big bucks (not).