FedEx Bandwidth

FedEx Bandwidth.

Please; everybody read this, now.  And once again genuflect to the true alpha nerd of xkcd.

Ten years ago I wrote an article specifically for my father, explaining how much data I managed at a global entertainment company (4 petabytes, by the way).  At the time I only had the ubiquitous compact disc as a reference for him.  In the days before Randall Munroe and his What-If? and xkcd I had to paint the image of 6 million CDs all by myself.  Unlike Randall, I can’t draw a stick figure to save my life.  This veritable lake of CDs, I told my father, was even stranger: I could find any piece of information in that lake I desired in under 50 thousandths of a second.

He looked up long enough from his newspaper to hang up the corded phone on the wall and say “I’ve never sent an e-mail; is this about e-mail?”  Sigh.  Nevermind.

Ok, so my nerd interests are not universally shared in the family but I know they are in the blogosphere; enjoy.


About Peter

Peter is a Geocacher, competitive cribbage player, surfer, amateur magician, golfer and star watcher (the astronomical kind). In his day job for Datalink, Peter is a Senior Manager with their Cloud Service Management Practice helping customers build, manage and improve their legacy IT and Private Cloud infrastructures through Automation, Orchestration and clean living. We're not so sure on the clean living.
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1 Response to FedEx Bandwidth

  1. Coralie says:

    Lot of smarts in that poisntg!

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