Look at the problem and not the data - memories of eating dogfood
I worked with an IT manager who had a theory about putting his developers on the other end of a 64 kb/s Diginet link to develop his app. He said they would be forced to develop optimal code. This is much the same as the Microsoft philosophy of "Eating your own dogfood." I think it worked. Regardless, the speed of the link will only be familiar to someone who worked on mainframes or similar green screen systems. Its damn slow.
Read the article over at LinkedIn here.