Tuesday, March 6th 2007

IDC claims world created 161 exabytes of digital data

That's right, according to market analysis firm IDC, the world made a whopping 161 billion gigabytes (161 exabytes) of data just last year. This figure comes from a massive digital roll call of everything that was posted on the internet, including music, movies, IM's, Emails, and pornography. However, this figure may be a bit overblown. The study made the generous assumption that all the data was copied three times, and also included "analog" things such as radio broadcasts in their byte count. Regardless, that is still a lot of data.Source: The Inquirer
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7 Comments on IDC claims world created 161 exabytes of digital data

#1
kakazza
I wonder how much data is lost per year. All the wonderful porn ;_;

And how much storage is wasted due to inefficient blocksizes or FAT32.
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#3
Scavar
How many times coule all those bytes circle around the world?
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DanTheBanjoman
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They forgot to add my webcam pr0n to the calculation. It would be at least 10% more.
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WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
You know, I was reADING in one of my pc magazines, that the average individual stores 100GB of their life...or something like that. Everything in your life you do takes up 100GB of data. Pretty awesome huh?
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magibeg
thats a lot of information though not all of it is stored, as it says in the article a lot of it is digital TV signals and such that arin't ment to be saved anyway. Still a crapload of data, 500 TB HD's for everyone
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kwchang007
by: WarEagleAU
You know, I was reADING in one of my pc magazines, that the average individual stores 100GB of their life...or something like that. Everything in your life you do takes up 100GB of data. Pretty awesome huh?
only 100gb? really?....why are companies selling 1.5 tb computers, that sounds like a waste now. but still 100 gb? i guess now, but later everything like 20 megapixel cameras with hd camcorder that you load the video onto your hdd, i have to imagine that figure is going to rise quite abit in probably the next few years.
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