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Sang-drax
06-22-2005, 08:10 AM
I asked myself a question today: Can all the information on the Internet be stored in a small room?

Let's take a rather small room with the dimensions 4x4x2.5 meters. The volume is then 40 m^3.

The voume of a 500 GB HD is (perhaps) 15x10x3 cm. The volume is 450 cm^3 = 0,00045 m^3.

This means that we can fit 88,000 * 500 GB = 43,000 TB of data into the room.

According to http://www.sims.berkeley.edu/... (http://www.sims.berkeley.edu/research/projects/how-much-info-2003/internet.htm), Internet contained 532,897 TB of data in 2003. Since e-mail is 80% of that figure, you could probably reduce it a lot by removing all spam. Still, you'll need a large room/house to store all of Internet. If you concentrate on useful information, a backpack would probably be more than enough, though.

Soon I'll be able to go home from work... :)

Jeremy G
06-22-2005, 09:46 AM
I asked myself a question today: Can all the information on the Internet be stored in a small room?

Let's take a rather small room with the dimensions 4x4x2.5 meters. The volume is then 40 m^3.

The voume of a 500 GB HD is (perhaps) 15x10x3 cm. The volume is 450 cm^3 = 0,00045 m^3.

This means that we can fit 88,000 * 500 GB = 43,000 TB of data into the room.

According to http://www.sims.berkeley.edu/... (http://www.sims.berkeley.edu/research/projects/how-much-info-2003/internet.htm), Internet contained 532,897 TB of data in 2003. Since e-mail is 80% of that figure, you could probably reduce it a lot by removing all spam. Still, you'll need a large room/house to store all of Internet. If you concentrate on useful information, a backpack would probably be more than enough, though.

Soon I'll be able to go home from work... :)

This is old news dude, the government has housed the entire internet since 1987 in one of the rooms in the pentagon. That way they can use one of there super computers to monitor and moderate the data being shared. The internet was promptly deleted in 1988 once the government realized they had tricked the world into thinking its actually comprised of networks and other computers across the world. Hah.

As morpheus would say, "You think thats the internet you are surfing?"

Govtcheez
06-22-2005, 09:47 AM
> the government has housed the entire internet since 1987 in one of the rooms in the pentagon.

Oh my god, it's like the porno Mecca

edit: or maybe the Fort Knox of porn. It's all there just waiting to be taken.

no-one
06-22-2005, 10:04 AM
>edit: or maybe the Fort Knox of porn. It's all there just waiting to be taken.

then please by all means go get it.... and take it all with you while your at it... your the one who stole it... keep it allll for yourself!!!...

ober
06-22-2005, 10:49 AM
ooooooorrrrrrrrrrr.... you could share it. :D

pianorain
06-22-2005, 11:23 AM
If you concentrate on useful information, a backpack would probably be more than enough, though.Being generous?

Sang-drax
06-22-2005, 12:28 PM
Being generous?
Very.

Glirk Dient
06-22-2005, 03:07 PM
I'm pretty sure my flash drive could hold all of the usefull information on the internet, and seeing as how my flash drive is already full...

CornedBee
06-22-2005, 03:22 PM
I'm pretty sure my flash drive could hold all of the usefull information on the internet, and seeing as how my flash drive is already full...
By that theory, your post is completely useless ;)

Glirk Dient
06-22-2005, 04:10 PM
It's useless without that theory too!