Saturday, May 8, 2010

Zettabytes !!!

We’ve gone wayyyyyy beyond the small number of bytes that are stored on a floppy disc such as this -- or on a CD, DVD, or the biggest hard drive on your laptop or desktop.

Believe it or not, there is a new number regarding how much ‘information’ is being stored digitally.  Zettabytes!

In ‘computer memory talk’, we have grown accustomed to bytes, kilobytes, megabytes, and ... well, these numbers and names are increasing faster than I can learn the terms.  And we thought the national debt is big and they are still talking ‘zillions of trillions’!

Anyway, in computer talk (but thankfully not yet the national debt) we are up to Zettabytes!

And still the information grows and more and more bytes will be increasingly needed to store it.

But, as amazing as Zettabytes and whatever ‘bytes’ totals will be in the future, isn’t it wonderful to know that they don’t (and never will) hold a candle to the information the Lord God of the Universe knows!

What is a zettabyte?  Well, I found a brief article which will explain how big a number this really is.  HERE’S THE LINK