switching theory

switching theory

[′swich·iŋ ‚thē·ə·rē]
(electronics)
The theory of circuits made up of ideal digital devices; included are the theory of circuits and networks for telephone switching, digital computing, digital control, and data processing.
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As the "Great Uncle of the Internet," LaVigna, former high school math teacher and football coach, from 1978-1983 lead the commercialization of this packet switching theory known as the Internet, by building private global networks for numerous Fortune 500 companies.
Roberts' ARPANET translated Kleinrock's innovative packet switching theory into a practical, working network for the first time.