On Mon, 1 Jan 2007, Bob Bradlee wrote:
Smoke signals have much better point to point side
channel noise rejection.
Bongos have a poor signal to noise ratio.
Bongos are not well suited for full duplex, even with asymmetric FSK.
Bongos can control data rate (and legitimately use "BAUD"!);
smoke signals rely on ambient conditions for their data rate.
Smoke signals permit virtually unlimited simultaneous transmissions, until
the media is saturated (like LA)
With special hardware (specially equipped plane), smoke signals can be
plain text, with a limited selection of fonts.
As near as I can tell, Smoke Signal Broadcating company (like Vector
Graphics) never produced the products implicit in the company name.
Just my two copper, in the well ...
stick with silver in wells
Grumpy Ol' Fred cisin at xenosoft.com