I thought this article deserved another outing; it is timeless.
W is a professor at King’s College London, a Fellow of the Royal Society, and a prolific inventor. He has developed a new telecommunications technology in collaboration with C, who is a businessman and former army officer. W has demonstrated the effectiveness of his technology with a working installation that he has set up to transfer data between central London and a point approximately 20 miles to the West. The installation proves conclusively both that it is possible to transfer data over this distance in a novel way and that there is a public appetite for the technology.
There is no reason why the technology could not be applied in a similar way over much longer distances. The advantages over existing technologies are great, and there is a large, potential market. W’s technology is well protected with…
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