Packet Switching, W. H. Auden and the LMS

It’s a bit of work to make a model railroad into a turing machine. It’s no work at all to imagine RPO operations as a packet switched network.

Before we get to the main event, the London, Midland and Scottish Railway’s magnificent crest:

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Night Mail – a 1936 documentary featuring music by Benjamin Britten and a poem by W. H. Auden.

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via @atlasobscura

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