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One in a series of eleven Memoranda detailing the Distributed Adaptive Message Block Network, a proposed digital data communications system based on a distributed network concept. It summarizes the development of the system proposal. The more salient features of the system (given in greater detail in the other Memoranda in the series) are outlined, giving the casual reader an overview of the network. A reading of the introductory number of the series (RM-3420) and this one should suffice for a general understanding of it. Additionally, the advantages and disadvantages of the system are given and will greatly facilitate critical evaluation of the system's feasibility. (See also RM-3097, RM-3103, RM-3420, RM-3578, RM-3638, RM-3762 through RM-3766.)

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  • Summary HTML

  • Chapter I

    Introduction HTML

  • Chapter II

    Disadvantages of the Distributed Adaptive Message Block Network HTML

  • Chapter III

    Some Positive Attribtes of the Distributed Adaptive Message Block Network HTML

  • Chapter IV

    Suggested Development HTML

  • Chapter V

    Next-Generation Research HTML

  • Chapter VI

    Conclusions HTML

  • Postscript-A Possible Pitfall HTML

  • List of Publications in the Series HTML

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