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Friday, October 31, 2003
(information) How much information is out there?  
My classmates might remember the Berkeley School of Information Management and Systems' project 'How Much Information?', which attempted to quantify the amount of new information produced each year (measured in bytes). It records what format the information takes (film paper, hard disk drive, IM, email, phone call), where it is produced, and how much is produced per person. They've just issued an update to the original (2000) report, which claims that the volume of information in the world has doubled in the last three years.


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