Finally . . . another HMI? study!

I loved pouring through Berkeley’s 2000 and 2003 studies estimating answers to a very big question –- How Much Information? How much digital information do we create and consume. Always lots of useful — and trivial — stuff in those reports. But where has HMI? been these last few years? Finally, UC-San Diego has picked up the torch and run with a new version, HMI? 2009.

So, you are asking, HMI? The UCSD team estimates that in 2008 outside of the workplace Americans consumed 3.6 zettabytes of information. That’s 3.6 x 10^21 bytes, or 3,600 billion billion.

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