Not Pithy

8 03 2016

Bucharest, Romania

Um, Bern?  Bucharest is the capital city of and the largest country in a relatively small country.  The United States of America is a large country with a very vast rural interior and very widely spaced out major cities.  Of course internet speeds in Bucharest will be way faster than those in Auxvasse, Missouri.

Everyone gets gigabit fiber.  Then what?  When broadband started getting popular, I made what turned out to be a 180 on the dartboard prediction being mindful of what is incorrectly noted as Say’s Law, (“supply creates its own demand”), that instead of the existing internet getting faster, that developers would load up webpages with more and more bells and whistles until it got to the point where those pages would load as slowly on broadband as Web 1.0 era webpages did on dialup.  So when gigabit tiers are close enough to ubiquitous, then every damned webpage is going to want to foist a 3D 8K video into your snoot.


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8 03 2016
JRM

Good example of push/pull development, like the automobile and the paved road for it to ride on.

The greatest beneficiaries of computer technology advancement are porn and commercials, anyway.

8 03 2016
countenance

The very first true internet communication back in 1969 was ASCII art of a naked boob.

8 03 2016
Alex the Goon

A clothed boob would have been a complete waste of bandwidth.

9 03 2016
Hard Right

Wouldn’t think you’d know where Auxvasse was.

10 03 2016
countenance

It’s for people who find the bright lights and the hustle and bustle of Kingdom City unbearable.

10 03 2016
Hard Right

I can understand that. Those truck stops can get pretty rowdy.




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