23 September 2008

where did all the people go?

I am reminded of the saying, lies, damn lies and statistics. Here is a quote that is simply very funny.
Rocca says the carrier has ended up with a network that can download the Australian National Library in 4.6 seconds and switch 180 billion telephone calls per minute.
Now, I do not think I could down load the national library in 4.6 seconds, no matter how good the network is. But the next one is the clanger. Why would you build a network to handle 180 billion calls per minute? I mean that would need 360 billion people and they would have to make a call every minute. Perhaps there was a population explosion here in Australia while I was not looking. Or perhaps the Rudd government has an immigration plan that they are not telling us about.

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