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[Friday 22nd September 2006 at 1:29 am]
Thomas

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You never realise just how big some things are until you try to do stuff with them.

My Palm now has about 1.7 MB of fanfiction on it. This equates to about 5MB of raw html (more than that once you add the ff.net chrome), before reformatting into about 3MB of plain text.

This took a few minutes to transfer over good ole' RS-232, in a day and age where I can send stuff twice as big around the world in a matter of seconds.

My, how times have changed. It used to be that 10mbps Ethernet was cutting edge, and cost an arm and a leg. Now it's commonplace, even for home connections, and fibre-to-the-home is on the horizon.
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[User Picture]From: katayamma
Friday 22nd September 2006 at 2:03 am (UTC)
I've used a 50bps paper TTY terminal on a modem.

Am I dating myself with that or what?
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[User Picture]From: boggyb
Friday 22nd September 2006 at 9:48 am (UTC)
I don't think I was even alive when they existed. The slowest connection I've ever used is 9.6kbps, and that's only because it was on a GSM phone.
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