(UTOPIA) Tax Alert : Stop 150% tax pledge increase

Dave Smith dave at thesmithfam.org
Mon Apr 21 15:39:49 MDT 2008

Levi Pearson wrote:
> Some Bell Labs scientists apparently calculated that, theoretically,
> you could send 100 terabits/s of data over fiber optics using
> wavelength division multiplexing.  Now, there are different kinds of
> fiber-optic cable with different characteristics, and I'm not sure
> what's being installed.  That could make a difference as to what the
> ultimate bandwidth limit is.  But whatever it is, there's plenty of
> headroom for growth.

Even today, we can send and receive optical data many hundreds of times 
faster than any modern PC could possibly ingest, let alone persist. By 
the way, if that sounds fun to work with, you're right. And if you want 
to come play in that kind of sandbox, send me your resume.


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