Breakthrough by Bristol Wireless
Bristol Wireless is well known in the open source world for its love of playing with the bleeding edge of technology and this occasionally has some unexpected benefits. One of these is that today we publicly announce the development of a new networking protocol – WCTP – or wireless cider transmission protocol.
Almost since its 5.8G backbone infrastructure was completed, Bristol Wireless has had engineer working on it in secret to develop the new protocol, which allows cider and perry to be transferred between computers over a network. Steve Woods, a spokesman for Bristol Wireless, said: “This is a major breakthrough for us, combining as it does two of Bristol Wireless’ favourite subjects, wireless networking and cider. It means that if you cannot get out for a pint, the pub can come to you instead – provided you have a working network connection.”
“We worked in secret on this one as I’m sure you can understand,” continued Woods. “We did have one minor disaster during development and testing when the link between two infrastructure points went down over the Council House, showering it and its inhabitants with scrumpy . Fortunately, no changes were noticed in the behaviour of elected councillors and council officers”.
Those wanting full details of wctp can either visit its web page or contact us.
Finally, Bristol Wireless is grateful to the developers of uubp (Unix to Unix beer protocol) for their pioneering work in this field.