off-topic: historical query concerning the Internet bubble
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Mon Aug 9 15:29:12 CDT 2010
In article <4C6030BF.1030306 at foobar.org>, Nick Hilliard
<nick at foobar.org> writes
>On 09/08/2010 16:12, Christopher Morrow wrote:
>> I think, from another list about 2 yrs ago, the person responsible for
>> this data inside the company at the time (now not there) said someone
>> misinterpreted his stats/numbers...
>No doubt this is true. And I note we haven't even started discussing
>whether this "doubling every N time periods" refers to bit-rate, bytes
>passed or daily max.
In the case of LINX traffic it was bits-per-second; any of: average,
peak or total per day, because the shape of the daily and weekly curve
didn't change much even over a period of years.
>I would have said that most networks during that period had occasional
>burst growth rates of up to 100% within 100 days. The growth curve
>second derivative is usually much bumpier than the first derivative.
>So, regardless of source, the quotation is a truism, an urban myth and
>ultimately means very little.
Growth at LINX was extremely steady (being an aggregate of over a
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