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.

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