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Section 5.2.3

Repetition of Key Words

Use deliberate repetition of key words to emphasize your main points. Use thistechnique sparingly, however; too much repetition leads to monotony.


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This broadcast packet switching should be distinguished from thestore-and-forward variety. To handle the demands of growth, our system can beextended using repeaters for signal regeneration, filters for trafficlocalization, or gateways for internetwork address extension.

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This broadcast packet switching should be distinguishedfrom the store-and-forward variety. To handle the demands of growth, our systemcan be extended using packet repeaters for signalregeneration, packet filters for traffic localization, orpacket gateways for internetwork address extension. [The main point, packets, is now highlighted.]

--R. M. Metcalfe and D. R. Boggs, "Ethernet: Distributed Packet Switching for LocalNetworks" (modified)


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