The team at Storage Newsletter picked up on a staggering figure: Americans “consumed” over 3.6 ZB (zettabytes) of information in 2008. That’s over 34 GB a day per person! The bulk of the information came in the form of television and computer games, but the story cites many amazing statistics about data consumption.
All the findings are based on research done by a team at the University of California at San Diego known as the Global Information Industry Center. If you are interested in the details of the study (and have some time to kill), visit their website to learn more about the inquiry, called How Much Information?.