I just did some analysis and curve fitting to the data posted on the web:
It looks like we've fallen from exponetial growth and are somewhere much
closer to O(n^3).
Growth R^2 value Date for 50% Date for 100%
O(e^n) 0.983 5/31/97 6/8/97
O(n^3) 0.999 7/10/97 8/8/97
O(n^2) 0.977 9/4/97 11/11/97
sustaining yesterday's rate of 228277906046976 keys
9/29/97 3/6/98
Of course, you can use as high a power polynomial you want and it'll fit
closer and closer. This may also completely change in the next few weeks
depending on if schools getting out means more or less computers.
-Dennis