I can’t look at a number without trying to contextualize it. Today I got a new home router that can handle our 10 gigabit Internet connection. My first connection to another computer was a 300 baud modem plugged into my little Commodore 64. This new link is about 33 million times faster.

Wait, isn’t a year about 30 megaseconds? Indeed. That means I can now download more data in 1 second than I use to be able to in a year.

I wonder if I’ll have a 300 petabit home connection some day.