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Americans consume 3.6 zettabytes of information a day!

From Gizmodo: Each American Consumes 34GB of Data a Day
That’s not necessarily on your computer, so don’t start panicking about the broadband bills just yet. A report published by the University of California worked out that each American mind processes 34GB of content, through computing, TV, radio, reading and other forms of entertainment.
As a whole, the US consumed 3.6 zettabytes of information last year, or one billion trillion bytes. Can someone work out the bill for that? [University of California report].”
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“You probably already saw that the average American tears through 34GB of data per person per day. Here’s how the media has evolved these last few decades (sorry print), and below a way to compare your consumption with Joe Average.
This chart breaks down each activity by hours, bytes, and words for the total population, average per user, and average per American in 2008. There’s a lot to process here, but my first reaction is: that many people still watch TV in standard def?
*A 1 with 21 zeros after it [UC-San Diego]”
At least its not oil!
Stephen
Stephen

Posted on: December 13, 2009, 6:31 pm Category: Uncategorized

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