A racing pigeon called Winston carrying four gigabytes of data strapped to its leg beat Telkom South Africa Ltd.’s ADSL data service download time by flying from Howick in South Africa’s Kwazulu-Natal province to Durban, Sapa reported.(via reader Ken R.)
The flight took an hour and eight minutes, the agency said citing Kevin Rolfe, the head of information technology company, The Unlimited IT. In total it took just under three hours for the bird to fly to the port city of Durban and have the data uploaded onto the call center’s system, Sapa said.
In the same amount of time the ADSL transmission of the same data size had only completed 4 percent of its upload, the news agency said.
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
Newspaper Article of the Day
According to the September 9th Bloomberg News: