However last week my magnetic wires arrived! my plan for the next months is to reactivate the real-reel-to-reel-network(https://joak.nospace.at/works/rrtrn/), but this time I will use wires instead of tape. I think the wires that were used for magnetic recording are more stable! tape loops break very easy! And as terminals I will use some (screenless 😀 ) typewriters or if I can find old telewriters. I still belive Flusser was right when he wrote that ring topologies are an elegant form of communication!
@praxeology@emenel@rra great! the operation speed of the loop network was 17cm/sec. Vienna - Berlin is ~550km. if my calculation is correct it would take ~37.5 days to send a message! currently I have 400 meters of the magnetic wire. I will try to get more :D
@joak 400m is impressive. Token passing topologies are well suited to bridging. Some of the early internet exchange points like MAE-East¹ used FDDI and since they quickly ran out of rack space in the garage, they often used a 1 or 2U bridge to connect a remote router.
Your LAN could have a bridge to the wire that could send and receive with QR codes on postcards or something.