Saturday, November 01, 2003

Information Overload

Here's another interesting article, this one on the huge and growing amount of data being generated by us Information Age humans:
Growing net, computer and phone use is driving a huge rise in the amount of information people generate and use.

US researchers estimate that every year 800MB of information is produced for every person on the planet.

Their study found that information stored on paper, film, magnetic and optical disks has doubled since 1999.

Paper is still proving popular though. The amount of information stored in books, journals and other documents has grown 43% in three years.

No wonder I've been feeling like I can't keep up...

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