Welcome to the age of. As of 2009, all computer storage, including the internet, was estimated at 0.5 Zettabytes, (or the memory capacity of one human being), today we're at 1.8 Zettabytes of digitally stored information. The world's combined storage, if expressed as a HD movie, would last 47 million years. This is expected to double each year. One Zettabyte is 1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 bytes. Our next milestone, in not too many years from now is the Yottabyte, (10^24 bytes).
95% of this data is porn.
Don't tell Santorum....shhhhhh.
I still run an LT0 robotic tape library, and go through about 100 LT04's a week. Roofles.
The great part is that before we're dead, we'll probably have half zetta SSd portable hard drives, and we'll still be running out of room.
When I first started using the Internet, a complete Usenet feed was around 40 megs.
"All that stuff I was taught about evolution, embryology, Big Bang theory, all that is lies straight from the pit of hell [the bible] teaches us how to run all our public policy and everything in society." Rep. Paul Broun (R)
"I hope I live to see the day when, as in the early days of our country, we won't have any public schools. The churches will have taken them over again and Christians will be running them. What a happy day that will be!" -- Jerry Falwell
I prefer to measure data exclusively in nybbles, thank you very much.
Hence, world data capacity currently stands at 425012983458334822606848 nybbles.
Last edited by Xavier Tremely; 06-01-2012 at 01:47 PM.
Everybody gets so much information all day long that they lose their common sense.
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