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A South African information technology company on Wednesday proved it was faster for them to transmit data with a carrier pigeon than to send it using Telkom , the country's leading internet service provider.
Local news agency SAPA reported the 11-month-old pigeon, Winston, took one hour and eight minutes to fly the 80 km (50 miles) from Unlimited IT's offices near Pietermaritzburg to the coastal city of Durban with a data card was strapped to his leg.
Including downloading, the transfer took two hours, six minutes and 57 seconds -- the time it took for only four percent of the data to be transferred using a Telkom line.
Now, it has been proven that Carrier Pigeon is actually faster than Fiber Optics!
They aren't going to make your life any better, or even more efficient.
Originally posted by fraterormus
Do you really think that your iPhone, Netbook, Computer, and Broadband connection make your life better than our parent's or grand-parent's generation?
Now all teens do is stick their eyes in that tiny evil contraption looking for some random guy to date or have sex or party with.
A Durban IT company pitted an 11-month-old bird armed with a 4GB memory stick against the ADSL service from the country's biggest web firm, Telkom.