So How Many Commodore 64’s?

Okay, an exabyte (1152921504606846976 bytes) is 2 to the 60th power , or 1,024 petabytes. A petabyte is 1,024 terabytes; a terabyte is 1,024 gigabytes; and a gigabyte is 1,024 megabytes…

  • In 2006, 161 exabytes of digital information were created and copied, continuing an unprecedented period of information growth.
  • The 2006 digital universe was 161 billion gigabytes (161 exabytes) in size.
  • Studies forecast the amount of information created and copied in 2010 will surge more than six fold to 988 exabytes, a compound annual growth rate of 57%.
  • While nearly 70% of the digital universe will be generated by individuals by 2010, organizations will be responsible for the security, privacy, reliability and compliance of at least 85% of the information.
  • E-mail – The number of e-mail mailboxes has grown from 253 million in 1998 to nearly 1.6 billion in 2006. During the same period, the number of e-mails sent grew three times faster than the number of people e-mailing; in 2006 just the e-mail traffic from one person to another – i.e., excluding spam – accounted for 6 exabytes.
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    If my calculations are correct a Gigabyte is 15625 Commodore 64’s. So is technology making the world a smaller place or a bigger place?

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