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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”

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.
More fun stuff about printing the Internet here.

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