[RC5] Number of Participants Stats

Kevin van Haaren KvanHaaren at HNTB.com
Wed Nov 19 14:09:07 EST 1997


Why not just a gigablocks/day graph.  This would be easier to do and
provide basically the same info.

Kevin

> -----Original Message-----
> From:	Dan Retzlaff [SMTP:dan at wcug.wwu.edu]
> Sent:	Wednesday, November 19, 1997 4:33 AM
> To:	rc5 at llamas.net
> Subject:	[RC5] Number of Participants Stats
> 
> First off, a sincere thanks for getting the stats back up!
> 
> The statistic I'd be most interested to see, though, is a visual graph
> of Number of Participants vs. Time. Not only would it be a handy stat
> for extrapolating future involvement (and possibly more accurate
> time-frame projections), but it'd be interesting for purposes of
> watching the effort, as an Internet entity, grow in membership and
> popularity. Perhaps compare our growth rate to some stat for the
> growth
> rate of the Internet to see if the idea's truly catching on...
> 
> Sure, the percentage of keyspace exhausted is interesting, but I don't
> expect this (very) slowly growing percentage to be nearly as
> interesting
> as the percentage growth of interest in this distributed computing
> effort in general.
> 
> Does anybody else share my sentiments?
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