Web will slow to a stop by 2010

A bunch of analysts are predicting a serious traffic jam on the information superhighway. A report from Nemertes Research (who?) has said that our current broadband networks just aren’t up to the job of carrying all the extra traffic that results from the success of video download services like YouTube.

The information single-lane cart-track of the future sounds like a return to the old frontier days of dial-up, when sending an email attachment of over 1MB was unforgivable and having pictures on a web page was a frivolous extravagance that wasted users’ bandwidth. It all sounds quite charming to us – the retro internet campaign starts here!

(Image: from Otto Yamamoto’s flickr stream)

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