Goodday ppl,

Well this is something small but still had to share it anyway..My wife works with a program called panacea which is used in the medical profession
and she asked me to help her make backups of her work within the program so..I obviously thought ya..just another backup..This program uses pkzip and get this it compressed +-60meg,s into two 1,44 meg stiffies..I could not believe it so i went out into windows ,used winace and unzipped it guess what "60 odd meg!!!
My question though is this:Was this always the case because i know pkzip has been around since when or is it just because it is straight data that was compressed??

Just thought it was interesting or am i an idiot..