Re: Dig-its

Subject: Re: Dig-its
From: "Elliott C. Evans" <evans -at- ANSOFT -dot- COM>
Date: Tue, 23 May 1995 14:03:05 EDT

John Gear writes:
> The "bit" does not exist indpendent of a electronic medium and
> cannot be transmitted anywhere, at any speed, without a
> fantastically expensive infrastructure that requires physical
> production, distribution, storage, and, oh yes, let's not forget,
> *marketing*.

Yes, the infrastructure costs a whole lot, but once it's paid for
there is no cost difference between sending one bit, and
millions. The medium costs, the message is effectively free.

| Elliott C. "Eeyore" Evans |
| Technical Writer, Ansoft Corporation |
| evans -at- ansoft -dot- com Pittsburgh, PA |

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