You’ve heard of Moore’s Law, but have you heard of Nielsen’s? In 1998 Jakob Nielsen theorized that Internet bandwidth would see compound growth of 57x over ten years. Above is a graph showing Nielsen’s prediction alongside actual data points of bandwidth availability. He is remarkably on target.
I want to spend more time on this, including looking at some comparison data, but for the moment it’s worth just sharing the graph. More to come.
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