Remember this word ? For obvious reasons it seems to be on its way out of the living vocabulary - but perhaps we should remember it as a predecessor to current expressions which use space as a metaphor for time
"shorthand," 1602, from Gk. stenos
"narrow" (of unknown origin) + graphos
first recorded 1809.
It was Katy
talking (What ! a fused participle ! How dare he !) about purchasing «bandwidth» for her 188 (sic
!) websites that inspired me here - speed writing is called «stenography» which literally means writing narrowly
, but over the net, the broader
the band, the faster transmission is. Go figure it !...