Tuesday, March 9, 2010

what a world we live in.

So today I read an article about Cisco's new router technology. I will place a few snippets below..

Cisco Systems Inc. on Tuesday rolled out a new router that the technology behemoth says will "serve as the foundation of the next generation Internet."

Dubbed CRS-3 Carrier Routing System, Cisco said its new product has "more than 12 times the traffic capacity of the nearest competing system."

The company also said the new router "triples the capacity of its predecessor" and "enables the entire printed collection of the Library of Congress to be downloaded in just over one second; every man, woman and child in China to make a video call, simultaneously; and every motion picture ever created to be streamed in less than four minutes."
Wow, now that strikes me as pretty impressive. Ok, so read on...

Initial reactions to the product rollout were mixed.

Rajan Varadarajan, an analyst with Primary Global Research, said the new router is significant for service providers such as AT&T. "But, perhaps the investors were looking to see an Apple iPhone phone type of game-changer announcement from Cisco, which it is not," he added

Oh! So it's not pretty, with moving colors, you know like a babies crib mobile, so you know, ho hum!

To me this is about equivalent to an announcement that a major highway had been completed and is now open for traffic but "analysts" say, but it's not a Maserati, it not red and shiny so ho hum.

This is the kind of thing that baffles me about humans.

This concludes Rob's bizarre rant of the day.

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