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Comcast sets a limit

In case you missed the news, Comcast announced that it will begin to cap monthly usage for customers. ReadWriteWeb does a good job of summarizing:

Today, Comcast announced that it will amend its Acceptable Use Policy and add a clause to it that will establish a “monthly data use threshold” of 250 GB per month. This effectively puts a cap on the amount a Comcast user can download per month and codifies an informal policy Comcast was already enforcing. While 250GB is a large amount of data right now, it won’t be once a large number users start watching HD streams which can easily take up numerous GB per hours.

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Comcast’s announcement tries to put this limit into context. According to Comcast, 250GB amount to:

  • 50 million emails (at 0.05 KB/email)
  • 62,500 songs (at 4 MB/song)
  • 125 standard-definition movies (at 2 GB/movie)
  • uploading 25,000 hi-resolution digital photos (at 10 MB/photo)

The real question is what this means to the future of the Web, and of Web users. As what we do on a daily basis takes more content, higher volume, we need more usage space & higher limits.

More about this at the Houston Chronicle. What’s your take?

Amazon’s Universal Wish List

Looks like Amazon has taken their wish list a step further and enabled the ability to add non-Amazon items. Smart. This makes their universal wish list the one place you can add every little thing your heart (or head) desires, making it more likely you’ll use it.

I do have an Amazon Wish List, but haven’t actively used it. This may entice me to give it a stronger presence in my little tech-lusting life. (Found via LifeClever.)

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