I saw a post on Slashdot today with this title, "27 Billion Gigabytes to be Archived by 2010." Since that is otherwise known as 27 Exabytes I wanted to check it with Google Calculator. I use Google's built in calculator functions a lot. Oddly enough, it didn't seem to know how to convert a Gigabyte to an Exabyte.
27 billion GB to PB
27 billion gigabytes = 25 749.2065 petabytes
27 billion GB to EB
Did you mean: 27 billion GB to BE
A little tangential to my usual postings and not exactly mind blowing for a first post of 2008. But, I've been really busy with work and thought I'd kick off 2008 on a lighter note this year.
I've been working on some interesting articles and hope to post good things here more regularly in 2008.
Happy New Year!