Lugging the 1's and 0's

6 Aug 2012


A friend at Owlstone gave an exclamation of bemusement when he received this parcel, big enough to fit a good sized flat screen monitor.

The contents? Another box, containing a CD-ROM, containing (in some sense) some 1’s and 0’s! must have a very efficient back office or very high bandwidth costs to make this economical. It took several days from order to delivery, which I make to be roughly 0.0002 Mbps (assuming ~700MB on a CD).

Tags: parcel, download, software