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    Default This simple infographic explains how broadband speeds compare

    This simple infographic explains how broadband speeds compare

    If you want an easy way to explain data volumes and broadband speeds, these simple infographics will help.

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    I dig it

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    The second infographic doesn't make sense to me though. Sure, the large truck could carry more data but the car would be faster.
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    They forgot the SA Taxi, you can overload it with data, break all speed rules and never stop.

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    It looks nice, but as far as imparting actual information (factual information) it falls pretty short. Especially the second infographic which seems to omit the relationship between the rice and the actual transfer of data. Looking at both infographics one after the other, I could make the leap logically that carrying a bowl of rice in a car is the same as carrying a bag of rice in a car (since it seems to imply a correlation of size of vehicle to speed of vehicle) which we know of course is not the case.

    The first infographic is "okay" (although still very vague and I suspect not really accurate in scale - which means as an accurate visualisation tool it likely falls short), but the second, especially when taken in conjunction with the first, doesn't really work all that well.

    I would have maybe have used the concept of "bandwidth" to have been correlated against the rice as scooping rice from one container into another. The bigger the scoop, the more you can "transfer" into the other bag and the faster it can be filled up. If you have lots of small scoops you can scoop just as fast, if not faster than if you had one big scoop, demonstrating parallel workloads, etc. (although the described analogy would likely need some cleanup and revision to actually get working).

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    Quote Originally Posted by abzo View Post
    The second infographic doesn't make sense to me though. Sure, the large truck could carry more data but the car would be faster.
    Quote Originally Posted by Tharaxis View Post
    It looks nice, but as far as imparting actual information (factual information) it falls pretty short. Especially the second infographic which seems to omit the relationship between the rice and the actual transfer of data. Looking at both infographics one after the other, I could make the leap logically that carrying a bowl of rice in a car is the same as carrying a bag of rice in a car (since it seems to imply a correlation of size of vehicle to speed of vehicle) which we know of course is not the case.

    The first infographic is "okay" (although still very vague and I suspect not really accurate in scale - which means as an accurate visualisation tool it likely falls short), but the second, especially when taken in conjunction with the first, doesn't really work all that well.

    I would have maybe have used the concept of "bandwidth" to have been correlated against the rice as scooping rice from one container into another. The bigger the scoop, the more you can "transfer" into the other bag and the faster it can be filled up. If you have lots of small scoops you can scoop just as fast, if not faster than if you had one big scoop, demonstrating parallel workloads, etc. (although the described analogy would likely need some cleanup and revision to actually get working).
    I'm assuming it's the same time-interval measures, which addresses this concern sufficiently. Also the technologies don't dictate speed other than upper limits. They can be provisioned on slower sync rates, so to make assumptions about speed would be onerous given the context and purpose of this comparison. It could also be a drag racer truck under the hood vs an Uno Cento 1995...

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    The 2nd info graphic does not make sense.

    It may have made sense to show faster modes of transport as opposed to larger volume modes of transport.

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    Quote Originally Posted by midnightcaller View Post
    The 2nd info graphic does not make sense.

    It may have made sense to show faster modes of transport as opposed to larger volume modes of transport.
    Agree, who wants a truck for speed when you can have a car ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by midnightcaller View Post
    The 2nd info graphic does not make sense.

    It may have made sense to show faster modes of transport as opposed to larger volume modes of transport.
    Was thinking the same thing
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    Quote Originally Posted by sparticus View Post
    Agree, who wants a truck for speed when you can have a car ?
    They're more going with volume than speed in my opinion.
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    I must be retarded then

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    It's the same time interval measured. Shouldn't be confusing at all...

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