Blip, blam, how are we all doing? I am sitting in the beautiful Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Reading Roo in the Avery Library of Art & Architecture at Columbia University. Quite a nice space, with books all around, up to the 20' ceiling and plenty of premium grade wirelessness to boot....
In case you need to answer a question from someone, or think about : How much Information is there? You know -- how much vibular data ticks are gerthing the surface of each and every corner of space -- well check out How much Information is there in 2003
They estimate that 5 exebytes were generated in 2003.
What's an exabyte? Here's a definition from SearchStorage.com
An exabyte (EB) is a large unit of computer data storage, two to the sixtieth power bytes. The prefix exa means one billion billion, or one quintillion, which is a decimal term. Two to the sixtieth power is actually 1,152,921,504,606,846,976 bytes in decimal, or somewhat over a quintillion (or ten to the eighteenth power) bytes. It is common to say that an exabyte is approximately one quintillion bytes. In decimal terms, an exabyte is a billion gigabytes.
Wowwee, I wanna gitme an exebyte.... and you?