[Ads-l] Antedatings of "voice over IP"

Hugo hugovk at GMAIL.COM
Tue Nov 1 08:58:24 UTC 2016

Added to the OED this September and listed under "voice over internet
protocol", their first quotation is 1995 for "voice over IP".

Here's three antedatings of "voice over IP".

1992 April 10, Johnson, Steve, “Voice over IP and/or OSI?”, in
comp.sys.sun.misc, Usenet[1], retrieved 1 November 2016, message-ID
<534 at trwacs.fp.trw.com>:

Subject: Voice over IP and/or OSI? Message: Am looking for information
on software/hardware to allow voice transmission over IP and/or OSI
stacks. Please post or mail direct. Thanks in advance.

1993 September 26, Doyle, Jim, “Listening to CDs over the LAN ??”, in
comp.sys.sgi.apps, Usenet[2], retrieved 1 November 2016, message-ID
<284o3jINNmc2 at ymir.cs.umass.edu>:

Is there an application that will let use broadcast audio and let
individual machines 'tune in' on the connection?? Will we get decent
bandwidth (i.e. sample rates at 32 or 48 kHz) or the crappy bandwidth
like 8.192 kHz used for voice over IP (i.e. NeVOT) ??

1993 October 9, Goldstein, Fred R., “Re: How Will Routers Compete
Against Digital Switches?”, in comp.dcom.telecom, Usenet[3], retrieved
1 November 2016, message-ID <telecom13.690.10 at eecs.nwu.edu>:

A router, by definition, cannot carry isochronous traffic such as
voice. Some hard-core Internet fanatics, who detest telephone
companies for a living (something about being chased away from the pay
phone they were phreaking as a kid), will try to run voice over IP. It
is like teaching a pig to sing: It won't sound good, and it annoys the

[1] https://groups.google.com/forum/#!original/comp.sys.sun.misc/onsbn3zGVks/Lj5W207fkO4J
[2] https://groups.google.com/forum/#!original/comp.sys.sgi.apps/SQFjtqQZP8U/eBKplUTiLQQJ
[3] https://groups.google.com/forum/#!original/comp.dcom.telecom/4rxYmTMrG5U/BRSQBT9nzLIJ


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