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Monday, May 23, 2005

640K ought to be enough for anybody...

... Bill Gates said once and we all believed him.

This quote is already a few years old and 640K of RAM are not enough for anybody since a while. But it is not too lang ago that we had less than 640Kb/s bandwidth available for anybody.
Today you can have up to 5 Mbit/s (in Germany) as private DSL customer. But only the downstream is that fast (on good days) and the upstream is just half a kilobit fast or even less than that.

Bandwidth still is expensive and rare or even shoud be. I don't want to have 5 Mbit/s downstream, just a few more Ks upstream would be great. So, go and download pr0n from the net as fast as you want, I just want to be able read my email on my BSD box when I am not at home without waiting too long for mutt's interface via ssh...

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posted by madhatter @ 12:14 AM


At 11:18 PM, Blogger Lilit said...

try to play with pf and priority of services ;)

At 4:14 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here, I'll spoil the ending for you: No.

An Internet Urban Legend lives on. Who ever began attributing that quote to B.G. no one knows.

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At 10:46 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Erm, doesn't he part own wired. thought he did. If so, they wouldn't be the most reliable sources

At 3:09 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

seems like someone could come up with some footage if it were true, eh?

At 11:30 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I didnt find thing that i need... :-(

At 2:41 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You silly tit, he said 640K of memory should be enough for everyone, referring to RAM. He is hardly referring to broadband internet hence the quote being from 1981!

At 8:50 AM, Blogger madhatter said...

But you are able to read, anonymous coward? I mentioned that it was referring to RAM. I said that it has been a few years since and I was just comparing the growing RAM capacity with the lust for more bandwith.
F. Take a seat.

At 10:53 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bill Gates didn't actually ever say this quote, and he has addressed this several times. He actually said the opposite.

At 1:20 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

yea, u guys are stupid. arguing over a waste of time, im only doing this because im bored of writing my 20 page report on him lol.
yea, well i just said that cuz im bored, like i said before, and again...yea...whatever..pezce out


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