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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.


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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