On 8/4/2019 5:10 PM, Jason Cobb wrote: > Side-note: I'm not sure that I understand the cable metaphor. How does one > "transmit" a cable? Cable (verb) contact or send a message to (someone) by cablegram. Cable (noun, lesser meaning) a cablegram, abbrev. "we cabled to a boat at sea, asking it to stop" "we received a cable" Maybe a bit archaic/19th Century.