Before I left home for work this morning, I started an 80 GB file copy from the encoding PC to a holding volume on the Mac Mini that serves as our file server.
It churned away for a couple of minutes before it finally told me that it was moving along quite nicely, thank you, but that it would take about an hour to finish up.
My first reaction was to say, wait a minute here, I’m on gigabit Ethernet, this should take like 15 minutes, tops.
Then I thought about it a little more and realized that I was asking one computer to send EIGHTY BILLION BYTES of data to another computer over a thin wire, without making any mistakes, and I felt just a little bit sheepish about the whole thing.
We really do start to take amazing things for granted. 🙂