Network end users to pull down 2 gigabytes a day, continuously?

Colm MacCarthaigh colm at
Sat Jan 6 15:19:00 UTC 2007

On Sat, Jan 06, 2007 at 09:09:19AM -0600, Andrew Odlyzko wrote:
> 2.  The question I don't understand is, why stream?  

There are other good reasons, but fundamentally; because of live

> In these days, when a terabyte disk for consumer PCs is about to be
> introduced, why bother with streaming?  It is so much simpler to
> download (at faster than real-time rates, if possible), and play it
> back.

That might be worse for download operators, because people may download
an hour of video, and only watch 5 minutes :/

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