•  dax   ( @dax@beehaw.org ) 
    34 months ago

    nah it actually compressed a lot of binary files in spanned archives better than the more common zip/gzip computing mechanisms. ace files do even better and if you combo the two you can shave off even more.

    back in the olden days, it was about compression because “high speed internet” was like 1.5mbps. inertia is still going to play a part, too. i think these days it’s just a cultural thing more than anything, though that’s just my impression