What Exabyte is an Exabyte?


Viewing the heavens

Just How Big is the ‘The Net?’

The Internet, World Wide Web and virtual reality programs have developed from our wish to share information and knowledge. Internet World Stats put the number of people using the internet in December, 2007 at 1,319,872,109. All these people are now able to communicate and access information or generate data and post it out onto the internet. This blog is just ‘another drop in the ocean’.

The EMC Corporation, an information infrastructure solutions business found in 2006 ‘ the digital universe was 161 billion gigabytes, or 161 exabytes, in size, and a six-fold growth to 988 exabytes was predicted by 2010… “This digital universe equals approximately three million times the information in all the books ever written – or the equivalent of 12 stacks of books, each extending more than 93 million miles from the earth to the sun.”

I wonder if the digital universe could eventually be filled to the brim with words?


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