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Roger B A Klorese writes:
> If I only have the CPU and memory resources to support ten simultaneous
> listeners, you can deliver mail to me much more efficiently by sending all
> of it to one listener. This has nothing to do with throttling bandwidth.
This brings up one of my pet rants. "Effiency" and "effectiveness" are not
synonymous. A nice analogy which is not too badly broken is the concept of
getting 40 people from point A to point B. While my Dodge Neon gets
something like 35MPG average and a school bus gets something like 10MPG,
the school bus needs to make but one trip while me and my Neon would need
to make 10 trips. Yes, my Neon is a much more "efficient" mode of
transportation, but under those conditions it is not the most effective.
Sure, I could call in a few buddies who also own Neons to help out, but all
of us would be wondering if that is the best way to do things even if we do
manage to use less gasoline.
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Rich Pieri <firstname.lastname@example.org> / If Happy Fun Ball begins to smoke,
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