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Brent Williams

In the 1990s, when the Internet revolution was just getting started, database industry legend Jim Gray used to say "never underestimate the bandwidth of a semi trailer full of tapes barreling down the highway."

It's interesting to see that it took 20 years for what was presumably a "thought experiment" statement designed to puncture people's reality about network bandwidth to be turned into physical reality.

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