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3/06/07

9:18 PM If the everyman carries the world, and the artist supports the everyman, who supports the artist?

9:20 AM rooh ko tu hava bas tu hi aab hai

11:05 AM From news article on how much data we create and store:

Add it all up and IDC determined that the world generated 161 billion gigabytes — 161 exabytes — of digital information last year.

That’s like 12 stacks of books that each reach from the Earth to the sun. Or you might think of it as 3 million times the information in all the books ever written, according to IDC. You’d need more than 2 billion of the most capacious iPods on the market to get 161 exabytes.

In comparison, the IDC numbers ballooned with the inclusion of content as it was created and as it was reproduced — for example, as a digital TV file was made and every time it landed on a screen. If IDC tracked original data only, its result would have been 40 exabytes.

Some of it is everyday stuff in this YouTube age — IDC estimates that by 2010, about 70 percent of the world’s digital data will be created by individuals. For corporations, information is inflating from such disparate causes as surveillance cameras and data-retention regulations.

Perhaps most noteworthy is that the supply of data technically outstrips the supply of places to put it.

IDC estimates that the world had 185 exabytes of storage available last year and will have 601 exabytes in 2010. But the amount of stuff generated is expected to jump from 161 exabytes last year to 988 exabytes (closing in on 1 zettabyte) in 2010.

7:06 PM I think I’m the only weirdo who likes to read old books – long ones at that. Right now I’ve got my eye on three:

In Search of Lost Time
The Man Without Qualities
Ulysses (brief history of the revisioning of this novel for those interested)

8:39 PM Averaged 35.35 MPG on the last tank of gas.

8:49 PM From the mundane to what’s meaningful and mesmerizing, I’ll write about everything.

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