__/ [ Mathew P. ] on Tuesday 23 May 2006 23:24 \__
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> On 2006-05-23, Roy Schestowitz spake thusly:
>> Just a decade ago, who would have thought that something so
>> bandwidth-intensive would go Web-based? If films can make the transition,
>> anything can. Applications included (Ajax, Web 2.0 hype). As regards
>> throughput limitations*, dark fibre is coming.
>> Best wishes,
>> *Some stories talk about how comminication can be crippled due to traffic
>> of video streams and downloads over the Web. During E3, 600 terabytes of
>> bandwidth were consumed by Halo 3 alone.
> Hi Roy,
> Forgive my ignorance on the subject, but what is "dark fibre" ?
> Sounds like a new twist of fibre optics. Am I close?
Excuse me for a short(ish) post, but I seem to be falling behind at the
moment. Have a look at this afternoon's article from the BBC:
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| He warned that if the US decided to go ahead with a two-tier internet,
| the network would enter "a dark period".
One among several in that excellent Web site
> On another note, It's funny you should mention degrading communication
> performance on the net. I have long speculated that voice over IP is
> going to be the downfall of the internet, or at the least, it will turn
> an interstate highway into a dirt road. IMO, the more people that
> use services like vonage instead of their telco, the more problems
> the net is going to have servicing the load.
The Net might become more like TV in due time. Fear not, but be prepared.
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