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Scary scary numbers

In my last entry I wrote about the UCB "How Much Information" study, and how we created 5 exabytes of new information in 2002.

Reading through the report in more depth while working on an article on data storage, backup and archiving, I discovered a rather scary number. Five exabytes is all the words ever spoken by human beings.

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lostcarpark
Nov. 8th, 2003 04:21 am (UTC)
That is kinda scary. I came across an interesting article a while back about how hard disk sizes have increased 1000-fold in the last decade, with no sign of them slowing down. The poor chap was wondering how we're ever going to fill up terabyte hard drives. Sounds like he needn't worry for a while...
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