Out of Bandwith by 2010?
5-26-08 Out of Bandwith by 2010?
I read on the internet (so it’s gotta be true!) that by 2010, all available bandwith will be all used up. So, what? We have to leave? Does that mean that even the people shelling out for a broadband connection will be screwed?
I did my part for clearing up the tubes by deleting my previous (enormous, 600+ posts) blog, “20th Century Music”. There were no tears; it took one click and – poof! All gone. I still have all the posts I ever made, nicely indexed, if you are curious.
Can it really be true that the internet, speculative as it is, will be completely full in a relatively short amount of time? Can’t blogger delete all unattended to blogs after a certain amount of time? And aren’t all those folks on Facebook & MySpace & You Tube paying for their use of appropriate bandwith? (Blogger is ‘free’; I pay a hefty annual fee for my Flickr ‘pro’ account – have you ever seen my Flickr account? Search on “rk-dd “!
How soon will
Closer to home: How many books, magazines, phonograph records, compact discs, videocassettes and DVD’s will my home hold? I already feel like I have way too much stuff. I’m not going to win any prizes for having ‘too much stuff’, am I?
Can’t somebody just slap the entire internet onto a couple of back-up DVD-R’s? (Sounds of groaning from the peanut gallery).
When the digital TV takes over next February (’09), I will move my old DVD recorder into my bedroom – as it will no longer receive any TV without the aid of a digital tuner then. Maybe then I can start backing up everything onto audio-only DVD-R’s. I’ve been told that “all lazers fail” – how about the CD-R’s and DVD-R’s that I burn? How long will they last, Jim-san?
Damn it, I’m turning 50 this coming August – how long will I last?
‘So what?’ if the internet tanks when I turn 51. I guess I could go back to listening to phonograph records on my analogue stereo system…oh, I do that now. Guess I’ll have to hook my telephone back up – oh, I still have a “land line” anyway? Maybe we can just get back to where everything once was – watching TV and listening to records, and talking on the phone when it rings. I confess – I am watching more TV now that I have digital TV converter box at home. It’s rather groovy having so many channels for free. (Nope, I won’t moan about my expensive cable TV bill – I don’t have one!)
If I could only grow my own food, I might be able to cut up a few more pieces of the puzzle. But I have to drive to the grocery store – at $4.15 per gallon. “Get your hand out of my pocket!”, he screamed.