Re: Station wagon full of bits


Marvin Sirbu (ms6b#@andrew.cmu.edu)
Fri, 27 Mar 87 11:38:45 est


In their classic article published in 1970*, Roberts and Wessler compare the
cost per megabit for a variety of transmission media including mailing an IBM
tape. (Which was lower by an order of magnitude than any
other medium.)

*"Computer network development of achive resource sharing," Proceedings of
the AFIPS Spring Joint Computer Conference, vol 36, May 5-7, 1970 pp.



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