Saturday, September 10, 2011

A Stack of CDs from Earth to 50,000 Miles Beyond the Moon

Brian Vastag of the Washington Post wrote a very nice article on one of the recurring articles on the analog to digital timeline with some nice graphics.

                        Exabytes: Documenting the 'digital age' and huge growth in computing capacity
"That daily digital activity contributes to a churning information tsunami. Humans generate enough data - from TV and radio broadcasts, telephone conversations and, of course, Internet traffic - to fill our 276 exabyte storage capacity every eight weeks, Hilbert said. Of course, most of the digital traffic is never stored long term, evaporating into the ether."
Above was one of the more interesting statistics in the article.

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