The requirements for a future all-digital-data distributed network which provides common user service for a wide range of users having different requirements is considered. The use of a standard format message block permits building relatively simple switching mechanisms using an adaptive store-and-forward routing policy to handle all forms of digital data including “real-time” voice. This network rapidly responds to changes in network status.
—On Distributed Communications: Introduction to Distributed Communications Networks,Rand Report RM-3420-PR, Paul Baran, August 1964
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