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And Perspective on Bandwidth…

Roll back your time clock to the mid 1990s and consider your reaction to this statement (lifted out of context from a comment about BitTorrent):

Yesterday, it took me 2.5 hours to download a measly 39 megs.

I remember being hesitant to download something as large as 5 Mb (even on the LAN at work), that used to be outrageously large. “Measly” 39 Mb indeed. What might be measly in 2010?

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An early 90s builder of the web and blogging Alan Levine barks at CogDogBlog.com on web storytelling (#ds106 #4life), photography, bending WordPress, and serendipity in the infinite internet river. He thinks it's weird to write about himself in the third person.

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  1. I love doing the occasional mental flashback to the BBSes of the late 80s/early 90s, when I couldn’t see why anyone would need anything faster than a 2400 baud modem, since you couldn’t read the text scrolling down your screen any faster than that!

    I guess I’ve never been that good at predicting trends.

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