I was reading the HowStuffWorks article on ethernet. From the article, I understand that bridges are just like repeaters, but with the added benefit of not cluttering up other collision domains.
So I understand that we can use a bridge wherever we can use a repeater. My questions is, if that's the case, why do repeaters still exist?
Does it have to do with:
1) Bridges cost more than repeaters?
2) Bridges introduce a higher overhead?