Subject: RE: On PDFs
From: MList -at- chrysalis-its -dot- com
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 24 Apr 2003 16:39:38 -0400

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Dick Margulis [mailto:margulis -at- mail -dot- fiam -dot- net]
> Whoa there, Alan! You're a cuppa coffee short this afternoon.
> Kbps is kiloBITS per second, not kiloBYTES per second.
> Let's start over. 1 KB = 1,024 bytes = 8,192 bits. MIME
> encoding blows that up by a factor of about 1.5 for reasons
> not entirely clear to me, so call it 12,000 bits. At 56 Kbps,
> that's a little over 0.2 s per KB or about 3 m per MB.
> Or did I screw up, too?

Just to concur on the main point, back in ancient days, when
I was afflicted with dial-up... all *my* modems referred to
themselves as kiloBITS per second. Perhaps other people's
mileage might differ.

Thank the non-denominational deity for ADSL!



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