Huh? Clumsy data transfer on the Internet? No way! With the TCP/IP sophisticated file transfer protocols data passes accurately and efficiently across the network. Even the document sending form of transfer on BITNET (which is really just a type of e‐mail) is an effective way to retrieve data and information from across the country and across the world. Why would anybody want to put up with the clumsy kind of downloading associated with earlier technology, like screen capturing and redirection of printer output to RAM? Because in many cases they have no other choice….
Brandt, D.S. (1991), "The Library in Academic Computing: Downloading Revisited, or Putting up with Clumsy Data Transfer All Over Again…", Academic and Library Computing, Vol. 8 No. 6, pp. 11-13. https://doi.org/10.1108/eb027446
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