The Internet Was Never Growing So Fast
from the blame-Worldcom dept
Apparently, a few years back a researcher got skeptical of all those numbers saying that internet bandwidth demand was doubling every 90 to 100 days. So, like a good researcher should, he checked it out, and found that it was really doubling every year – which makes a huge difference over the long term. He also discovered that the biggest proponents of the “every 90 to 100 days” myth were folks at WorldCom. He told us all this in 1998 and again in 2000. Unfortunately, no one listened, and many people took the 90 to 100 days point as a fact, and based many of their other predictions on such numbers.