Why, look at one of them prisoners in the bottom dungeon of the Castle Deef, in the harbor of Marseilles, that dug himself out that way; how long was HE at it, you reckon?
Things being so uncertain, what I recommend is this: that we really dig right in, as quick as we can; and after that, we can LET ON, to ourselves, that we was at it thirty-seven years.
Letting on don't cost nothing; letting on ain't no trouble; and if it's any object, I don't mind letting on we was at it a hundred and fifty year.
Instead of doing full backups and now incrementals, we look at it
differently and use technology with all the MIPS we have available now, toss a little compute power at it
, and put in some algorithms and now look at the data and are able to truly break it up into lower components and only send across the wire what's truly changed, and a map of how to rebuild it.