ok, so today I learned something new, from he who knows all about music. the aretha franklin classic ‘respect’ (note to self about a joke set in an STD clinic about urethra franklin and I.N.S.P.E.C.T) was written by the great otis redding. which led me to google this fact to verify its veracity. ahem. anyway, in doing so, I stumbled upon this gem. now, anyone who’s heard this song must have wondered about the whole “Find out what it means to me R-E-S-P-E-C-T / Take care, TCB” business meant…if you’re wondering (as I was), it means ‘take care of business’. so there you go. anyway, it also included this absolute gem, which caused himself and I to fall off the sofa with laughter. look, we’re geeks. it’s funny. anyway, here you go:
I was wondering if the said millionth stopped to consider the possiblity that Otis was providing his comment on RFC 793, the TCP/IP protocol, in which case the effect of taking out the TCP would be to provide raw IP capabilities, or the opportunity to use an alternative transport protocol.
As any network engineer knows, TCP/IP is a tranport-oriented protocol with error-handling capabilities in the transport layer. Perhaps Otis was expressing his preference for UDP, User Datagram Protocol, which unlike Transport Control Protocol, avoids the costly overhead of error-handling code in the packet header. Understandable considering the small bandwidth of networks in the 1960′s.
ok, I never promised quality control on kitschbitch, alright?