Justin du Coeur (jducoeur) wrote,
Justin du Coeur

The Joys of High Technology

Despite all the years I've been watching the curves going up, computer and network speed still occasionally surprise me.

I just downloaded Cotgrave's 1611 French/English dictionary. 111 Megabytes. Just a few years ago, downloading something that large would have been inconceivable; now, it took just a few minutes. Somewhere along the line, Comcast must have upgraded our pipe, because I just cracked 200KB/sec, which is faster than was theoretically possible when this cable line was first laid...

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