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Recording information is an inherent part of our humanity.
As we evolve, we create more efficient means of storing
this information. Since the creation of computers, we have
greatly increased our ability to store and access large
quantities of information.
Take the storage of music, for example.
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Compare that with modern digital storage.
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What about movies?
We are beginning to move into an age where any movie or
TV show we wish to watch is accessible online. Large VHS
or DVD collections are no longer necessary as more
entertainment is at our fingertips. We are also abandoning
traditional rental services in favor of services, like Hulu and
Netting that offer streaming content on the web.
IF YOU TAPED EVERY MOVIE ON HULU
BACK TO BACK ON VHS TAPES
THERE ARE 20 HOURS OF VIDEO UPLOADED
ON YOUTUBE EVERY MINUTE
What about storing photos?
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THERE ARE ll) BILLION C) "iii')
PHOTOS ON FACEBOOK x x
Even the everyday consumer has ready
access to a staggering amount of storage.
Macbook Pro can hold:
100, 701 PHOTOS
13, 644 sows
35. 5 MOVIES
91, 007 +
THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS
HAS 32 MILLION BOOKS
ON 650 MILES OF BOOKSHELVES
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OF 1000 LIBRARIES OF CONGRESS
If that data was on bookshelves it would reach:
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