Bike Messengers Pedal Past Bandwidth in Data Race
Twenty-five years ago, a messenger may have been carrying the digital equivalent of a megabyte in his bag;a number of important notes or messages, perhaps a stack of legal documents, all totaling in the hundreds of kilobytes (more if there were images). Now that information is relayed through e-mail attachments, third-party hosting and sharing software.
And so the cargo has evolved. Messengers now routinely transport hard drives with terabytes worth of information for video-production studios. It’s an inflation of information that bandwidth has yet to catch up with. Read the whole article here