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Lincoln Logs On

Consider the task of e-mailing someone the text for the Declaration if Independence. The following shows transmission speeds and rates over selected years:

  • 1965: 4 minutes and 46 seconds (at 1200 bps--bits per second)
  • 1993: 3 seconds (at 115,200 bps)
  • 1998: 0.76 seconds (at 448,000 bps)
  • 1999: 0.0086 seconds (at 39,872,000 bps)
Question: Using this data, what should be the transmission speed and rate for 2008?

Now try to find out what they actualy are......

Source: Teachnology and Learning, December 1999, p. 28