OT: Out of the World image

Igor PDML-StR pdmlstr at komkon.org
Mon Apr 15 17:49:40 EDT 2019

"Never underestimate the bandwidth of a station wagon full of tapes 
hurtling down the highway."

  Andrew S. Tanenbaum, Computer Networks, 3rd ed., p. 83. (paraphrasing Dr.
Warren Jackson, Director, University of Toronto Computing Services (UTCS) 
circa 1985)

Apparently, there is a term "SneakerNet" for the alternative. :-)

Internet bandwidth is still behind that of FedEx:



  Daniel J. Matyola Sat, 13 Apr 2019 09:08:46 -0700 wrote:

I understand that there was so much data that the fastest way to get the
data to where it was processed is to fly the hard drives from Hawaii.

Dan Matyola

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