40-Gig Clothes Dryer

More than just a paperweight

April 7, 2008

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40-Gig Clothes Dryer

6:00 PM -- Call it "old uses for new technology."The Local ("Sweden's News in English") reports:

  • Last summer a 75-year-old woman from Karlstad became the envy of internet users worldwide.

This one included!

  • With her blistering 40 gigabits per second connection, Sigbritt Löthberg had the world's fastest internet connection - many thousands of times faster than the average residential link and the first time ever that a home user had experienced such a high speed.

    So, after nine months with the ability to download a full high definition DVD in just two seconds or access 1,500 high definition HDTV channels simultaneously, how has Sigbritt's life changed?

    Not much, according to Hafsteinn Jonsson, who is heading up the fibre network operation for Karlstad Stadsnät.

    "She mostly used it to dry her laundry," he told The Local.

    "It was a big bit of gear and it got pretty warm."

That's not a bad marketing idea... You can probably fry eggs on it as well.

— Larry, Multitasking Monkey, Light Reading

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