STP technology uses the term bridges because switches did not exist when STP was developed. Discuss the differences between switches and bridges and their relationship to STP. Also, consider the recent criticism toward STP. Discuss whether you think STP should continue to be used. Use examples to defend your answer.

For your citations, you might use articles that show examples of the difference between bridges and switches. You can also find articles from experts that suggest STPs or TRILL are the best protocol.