Re: Station wagon full of bits


Mills@UDEL.EDU
Wed, 25 Mar 87 23:09:53 EST


Geof,

Recalculate using compact-disk ROMs and Federal Express. The ARPAfolks
calculated back in the late sixties that it would be cheaper to send
a pagefull of text via the ARPANET than as a first-class letter. On
the other hand, for bulk data larger than a megabit, the cheapest way
was an airmailed magtape. Maybe one of the original Buzzards might
certify and maybe update my recollections.

Dave



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