A digital communication network for computers giving rapid response at remote terminals

@article{Davies1967ADC,
  title={A digital communication network for computers giving rapid response at remote terminals},
  author={Donald W. Davies and Keith A. Bartlett and Roger A. Scantlebury and Peter T. Wilkinson},
  journal={Proceedings of the first ACM symposium on Operating System Principles},
  year={1967}
}
Those computer applications which involve rapid response to events at distant points create special problems in digital communication. Such applications are increasing in number, and could increase more rapidly if better solutions existed to the communication problems. The present-day methods for communication of data in rapid-response systems employ 'private wires' for the transmission paths or, where the available data rate and reliability is sufficient, employ voice channels from the… 

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