Fiber optics for dummies
October 6, 2009 11:35 AM Subscribe
I have absolutely no comprehension whatsoever of how fiber optic cables can transmit information -- phone calls, emails, whatever -- by using light
. Seriously, this makes no sense. Please explain it to me as if I'm a fifth-grader who makes decent grades in science class.
Listening to an NPR story
about the Nobel winners this morning, I realized that I simply can't conceptualize how light can transmit my mother's voice on the telephone. And how did phone lines/internet work before they started using fiber optics?
Explain it simply?
Assume no prior knowledge or familiarity with acronyms.