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From: "Mitchell A. Bailey" <MAB@lindau.net>
Subject: Re: (urth) Happy Birthday
Date: Mon, 05 Apr 1999 17:11:13 

Ranjit Bhatnagar wrote:
> Today is the second anniversary of the opening of the Urth list
> Since that day we've written almost 7 megabytes or about 2000 pages.
> To put this into perspective, the stream of words would
> reach to Alpha Centauri and back, if each letter were seven
> million miles long.  Well, maybe that doesn't really put
> things into perspective at all.  
Well, if you transmit via electromagnetic radiation of some wavelength
so it propogates at c = ~186,000 miles/s, and you've got a REALLY slow
modem,  so that it takes 3.76 sec to transmit each letter/byte...

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