Yahoo信箱的故事



Yahoo! Mail Promo (LREC)
by Flickr’s -kai-.

在這個Yahoo的blog裡面看到這段有趣的文字:

Dave reminisced: “I remember getting in a room to plan our RocketMail launch over a decade ago and worrying that our original plan of a 2MB quota wasn’t enough, and that we needed to be radical and DOUBLE the storage to 4MB per account! It’s ironic that I routinely send and receive individual mail attachments bigger than that now. Our total capacity for mail accounts back then was 200GB for all of our customers. At Yahoo!, we’re now receiving more inbound mail than that every 10 minutes.”

Dave記得十多年前一開始要提供信箱服務時,每個人的信箱是2MB,之後成長為4MB;要維護所有客戶的信箱,只要200GB的硬碟就夠了。

但現今看來很諷刺的是,光一個夾檔可能就不只4MB… 而且每十分鐘就有超過200GB的信件湧進Yahoo裡…



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