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Re: ATM (was Re: too many routes)

  • From: Mark Kent
  • Date: Mon Sep 15 16:49:10 1997

Rob Barron <[email protected]> wrote:
>> A good way to visualize this is to imagine a long pipe with an
>> inside diameter just large enough to hold a ping pong ball

Those of you who want the Internet described in terms of elementary
particles might also be interested in a bit of detail left off
by Rob Barron:

  A ping pong ball is 37.2mm to 38.2mm in diameter and 
  weighs 2.40 to 2.53 grams.

So a 40mm inside diameter seems to be called for.