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Read the Internet

I got a kick out of this one:
How long would it take to read the Internet if you printed it?
“Answer: 57,000 years if you read it 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
But if you just read it for 10 mins at bedtime, it would take 8,219,088”
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It’s a good thing that cataloguers don’t read everything they catalog. So maybe it would take less time to catalog the web. (insert sardonic tone here). I once heard an estimate that if every librarian alive today catalogued the web pages that are available today (we’ll just close the updating cycles), for 24 hours a day, then it would only take something over 10,000 years to catalogue the internet like libraries do search and find.
Whew.
More fun stuff about printing the Internet here.
Stephen

Posted on: September 23, 2009, 7:50 am Category: Uncategorized