Thomas (boggyb) wrote,

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 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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