How data travels from phone to computer

Posted to Infographics  |  Nathan Yau

Time Warner Cable explains how a picture travels from Jeff’s phone to Vijay’s laptop. Obviously it is a bit simplified. I spent a full semester on step four alone back in my electrical engineering days, and still don’t know what the heck happens there. That was a rough semester.



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