Tuesday, May 24, 2011

26 terabits per second? Now, that's broadband!

German engineers, using a single laser beam and orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM), hit a data rate of 26 terabits per second over a distance of 50 km.  One source commented that that's 700 DVDs per second.  I haven't done the math, but regardless, that's fast.  (Hmmm, let me go check my Comcast upload speed.  I wonder how close it is.)  Here's the article.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Check out my interview at ZDNet!

Thanks to blogger John Hazard for a great interview last week which is now available online.  We talked about my new book The Compassionate Geek (co-written with Paul Senness) and the overall importance of people skills for technical people.