Monday, March 31, 2008

You Can't Make This Stuff Up

Saw this on Slashdot, had to me2 it. An Internet entrepreneur in Sweden wanted to demo a new long-distance connection technology. So he chose a random consumer -- his mom -- and gave her an insanely fast hookup: 40 Gbits/second. The followup story on The Local ("Sweden's News In English") points out that this would let you download an HD movie in two seconds, and asks how she's been using the bandwidth. "It was a big bit of gear and it got pretty warm", said an exec. "She mostly used it to dry her laundry."


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