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Bet on text

2014-10-14 16:12:22.769868+00 by Dan Lyke 2 comments

Always bet on text:

At every step of communication technology, textual encoding comes first, everything else after. Because it's vastly cheaper on a symbol-by-symbol basis. You have a working optical telegraph network running in 1790 in France. You the better part of a century of electrical telegraphy, trans-oceanic cables and everything, before anyone bothers with trying to carry voice.

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#Comment Re: Bet on text made: 2014-10-14 20:19:47.300147+00 by: brennen


#Comment Re: Bet on text made: 2014-10-15 10:55:28.495289+00 by: DaveP

Except for SMS. For some reason, that's infinitely more precious in the US than voice on the cellular networks.