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Re: Size matters. Debian binary package stats

On Sun, 2005-12-18 at 15:02 +0100, Steinar H. Gunderson wrote:
> On Sun, Dec 18, 2005 at 08:41:03AM -0500, Roberto Sanchez wrote:
> >>  - CPU doesn't grow nearly as fast as those three.
> > In 1995 I had a Pentium 166 and a 56 kbps modem.  Now, today the fastest 
> > CPU you can get from Intel is 3.6 GHz.  However, the fastest dial modem 
> > you can get today is still 56k (remember that the majority of people 
> > worldwide are still on dial up).  That means that for a 2200% increase 
> > in the maximum speed of a consumer-grade processor, there has a been 0% 
> > increase in the maximum speed of a dial up modem.  A similar phenomenon 
> > has occurred for disk space.
> So? We're talking “bandwidth”, not “dial-up modem bandwidth” -- thankfully,
> the world is progressing, and we're moving away from dial-up at lightning
> speeds. :-) In 1995 I had a 28.800 modem -- today, I have 6Mbit at about the
> same price (probably a bit lower). That's a 21300% increase to match your
> 2200% increase :-)

But there are still many people stuck on dial-up, because of where
they live.

Ron Johnson, Jr.
Jefferson, LA USA

"You're a good example of why some animals eat their young."
Jim Samuels

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