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Internet Traffic by Percent

Wired has an article that discusses why the web is dead. To make their case they use this graph:

I think this is a little misleading as things like video and P2P are initiated (and encapsulated) by the web. But it's a good indication of where investment and innovation needs to go in terms of making the most of our networks.

Interestingly, a commenter from Boing Boing took the graph and reproduced it in terms of absolute traffic instead of percentages:

Which shows the dramatic hockey stick of growth. I'd love to see a corresponding graph of the capital cost for core network switches in terms of bytes/sec.

by Christopher Heiser on August 17 13:36
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