Winston the Carrier Pigeon

Low-tech. Faster than broadband in South Africa, apparently:

A company is to start using a carrier pigeon to transfer data between its offices – because bosses believe it will be quicker than broadband.

IT experts at a firm in South Africa said it takes up to six hours to transfer four gigabytes of encrypted data between two of its offices which lie 50 miles apart.

Today staff at the financial services company will save valuable time by instead having the information transported by a homing pigeon named Winston.

Read the rest here. H/t Evgeny Morozov

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