#572, May 14, 2016
Library on a Jump Drive, Well, 4 Jump Drives
Using the latest in social media and popular culture math I've determined that all the words in the entire print collection in the library where I work would fit onto four, count 'em, four jump drives! According to DK Books, It Can't Be True, you can fit the text of a million books into one terabyte of storage.
The entire Library of Congress would fit into 39 terabytes of storage.
The website Gizmodo keeps up to date on just how much data you can smuggle in a Rubik's Cube.
How much data will fit in a Rubik's Cube?
Wait, now even more data fits in a Rubik's Cube
The Library of Congress actually collects estimates and comparisons of it's size in digital terms.
Wikipedia Goes Corporate
Wikipedia is now just like everything else, a big bureaucracy.
It Turns Out that Apple 1984 Ad Didn't Stick
So, big brother can just take your stuff.
Before you move everything into the cloud, make sure you know what the cloud is doing with your files.
Possibly the World's Most Amazing Family Archive
I know where to find my term papers from junior high but that is nothing compared to the Corsini family who can find papers from 600 years ago.
Print Isn't Dead: But Don't Hang Onto It
One of AARP's suggestions for downsizing and saving money is to get rid of your books and music and access them online. It looks like they haven't read the article about your digital content disappearing.