Information Overload in 2002

By Deane Barker on October 29, 2003

5 ‘exabytes’ of information created in ‘02, report says: I bet in a few years, we’ll be able to fit it all on a Kanguru drive. I wonder if they talked to the guy that cataloged all the porn.

“…twice as much new information had been created in 2002 as in 1999, the last year they studied. This time, they even had to employ a new term of measurement: the exabyte, or a million terabytes. (A terabyte is a million megabytes.)

Last year, people generated five exabytes of information, the equivalent of a half-million new libraries the size of the Library of Congress, they reported.”

So what’s next, you ask? The zettabyte, of course.