vendredi, juillet 7

Analogique ou DSL ? Laissez votre modem choisir !

La demande de brevet américain US 20060146923 (déposée le 26 février 2001) vient d'atterrir dans mes filets. Même si elle n'est pas toute fraiche (date de publication: 28 février 2006, mais pourquoi ne sort-elle que maintenant dans ma surveillance ?!?), elle est suffisamment intéressante pour faire l’objet d’un post (et en plus, il n’y a rien d’autre à se mettre sous la souris en ce moment).

Portant le titre "Automatic switching between DSL and analog on a single RJ-11 DSL/analog combo modem", cette demande propose un modem permettant de passer automatiquement d'une connexion analogique à une connection DSL sans avoir à bidouiller des câbles (on l'aurait pas deviné en lisant le titre, hein ?).

(Désolé mais c'est l'image la plus sympa que je puisse vous proposer...)

Ce périphérique possède deux types de circuit de connexion en parallèle et opère le passage au DSL aussitôt qu'il détecte sa présence.

Sachant que le modem 56K a déserté les configurations les plus récentes de Mac, l'on est en droit d'imaginer qu'Apple pourrait faire évoluer son modem USB vers quelque chose de plus... moderne ?

4 commentaires:

iRono a dit…

Salut,

s'agit-il d'un brevet Apple?

Bravo pour ton site, il est passionnant!

David Borel a dit…

C'est sans doute la température... j'ai en effet oublié de préciser qu'il s'agit d'un brevet d'Apple !

Merci de ta remarque (et de ton compliment).

SAN a dit…

Bonjour,

En fait aucun commentaire sur le sujet. Par contre, bravo pour ce Blog, il est clair, proppre et passionnant!

Merci!

Anonyme a dit…

Hello. Prompt how to get acquainted with the girl it to me to like. But does not know about it
I have read through one history
Each of you has your personal story; it is your history. Keeping a diary or writing your feelings in a special notebook is a wonderful way to learn how to think and write about who you are -- to develop your own identity and voice.

People of all ages are able to do this. Your own history is special because of your circumstances: your cultural, racial, religious or ethnic background. Your story is also part of human history, a part of the story of the dignity and worth of all human beings. By putting opinions and thoughts into words, you, too, can give voice to your inner self and strivings.

A long entry by Anne Frank on April 5, 1944, written after more than a year and a half of hiding from the Nazis, describes the range of emotions 14-year-old Anne is experiencing:

". . . but the moment I was alone I knew I was going to cry my eyes out. I slid to the floor in my nightgown and began by saying my prayers, very fervently. Then I drew my knees to my chest, lay my head on my arms and cried, all huddled up on the bare floor. A loud sob brought me back down to earth, and I choked back my tears, since I didn't want anyone next door to hear me . . .

"And now it's really over. I finally realized that I must do my school work to keep from being ignorant, to get on in life, to become a journalist, because that's what I want! I know I can write. A few of my stories are good, my descriptions of the Secret Annex are humorous, much of my diary is vivid and alive, but . . . it remains to be seen whether I really have talent . . .

"When I write I can shake off all my cares. My sorrow disappears, my spirits are revived! But, and that's a big question, will I ever be able to write something great, will I ever become a journalist or a writer? I hope so, oh, I hope so very much, because writing allows me to record everything, all my thoughts, ideals and fantasies.

"I haven't worked on Cady's Life for ages. In my mind I've worked out exactly what happens next, but the story doesn't seem to be coming along very well. I might never finish it, and it'll wind up in the wastepaper basket or the stove. That's a horrible thought, but then I say to myself, "At the age of 14 and with so little experience, you can't write about philosophy.' So onward and upward, with renewed spirits. It'll all work out, because I'm determined to write! Yours, Anne M. Frank

For those of you interested in reading some of Anne Frank's first stories and essays, including a version of Cady's Life, see Tales From the Secret Annex (Doubleday, 1996). Next: Reviewing and revising your writing