February 23, 2000 11:16 AM   Subscribe

Apparently, the digitization of all words ever spoken by human beings would take up 5,000,000,000,000,000,000 bytes. Or, 5 exabytes. How long will it be before my laptop has that much space?
posted by sandor (3 comments total)
My goodness, do you realize how long it would take to defrag a drive of that size?
posted by Cavatica at 1:29 PM on February 23, 2000

Isn't that about the same number of words as Bill Clinton's last State of the Union address?
posted by vitaminb at 5:47 AM on February 24, 2000

I'd venture about 2 years...
posted by delfuego at 1:49 PM on February 24, 2000

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