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Jane Carnall wrote:
> The SME sent me some information about the SM he's E of:
> On 2G networks, a "large" amount of data is 10s of K.
> I know exactly what he means: over 2G networks, transferring even 50K of
> data can take 40 seconds - a noticeable amount of time for you to sit
> watching your mobile phone. But I knew that before I read the line above,
> which is why I understand what he means - I think.
I had no problem with "10s of K". I might or might not use it, depending
on the audience, but I had no problem understanding it.
However, what on Earth is a "2G network"?
I read it first as 2 Gigabits/second, and was about to tell you your
arithmetic was wrong -- that's about 256 K byes/sec so a "10s of K"
file transfers in a fraction of a second. Then I realised it must be
my reading that's wrong.
Is "2G" a short form of "second generation"? If so, it strikes me
as objectionable nonsense. I can see no reason to use it, but then
I'm not your audience and don't know your goals.
Or is it something else?
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