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Sep
09

RW370 Mailbag: PigeonNet Part 2

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Gwendolyn and Secily, The Pigeon Sisters from Neil Simon's The Odd Couple. Just because.

Attracted by a cooing noise on my windowsill, I noticed a pigeon had arrived today.  Upon close examination, I found the little guy had a SD card attached to his foot.  Someone had sent me a message via Pigeon Net! I popped the card into my USB cardreader to find this message:

Hi Rob,

I enjoyed your post about IPoAC. It’s interesting that even in an age of
supposedly blindingly fast internet connections the sneakernet remains the
absolutely most efficient data transfer method. I thought you’d also enjoy
our video about the story:

http://www.newsy.com/videos/the_pigeon_and_the_internet

In theory, even in areas with perfectly good broadband a carrier pigeon
would still be far faster, with a carrying capacity of over a terabyte.
I’d never even thought of that before I saw this story, but that poses
some interesting solutions for people looking for alternative methods of
file sharing.

All the best,

Daniel
Community at Newsy

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