SA pigeon 'faster than broadband'
Steven M. Bellovin
smb at cs.columbia.edu
Fri Sep 11 14:07:24 UTC 2009
On Fri, 11 Sep 2009 09:36:34 -0400
Jeff Kell <jeff-kell at utc.edu> wrote:
> William Allen Simpson wrote:
> > http://newsvote.bbc.co.uk/mpapps/pagetools/print/news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/africa/8248056.stm?ad=1
> > Update needed for RFC 1149 (1 April 1990),
> > A Standard for the Transmission of IP Datagrams on Avian Carriers
> Truly practical with today's storage media... if the Wiki story is
> correct, it was a 4Gb memory stick
> (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sneakernet under "Usage Examples").
> There was the old "Never underestimate the bandwidth of a station
> wagon full of tapes hurtling down the highway. —Tanenbaum, Andrew S."
> but then a pigeon would have trouble hauling 9-track tapes :-)
I don't know when Andy Tanenbaum said it, but I first heard it in 1969,
referring to the Taconic Parkway in New York....
--Steve Bellovin, http://www.cs.columbia.edu/~smb
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