That’s A Lot of Bytes!

I ran across this wonderful infographic that may help put some perspective on the explosion of information and data (courtesy of James S. Huggins’ Refrigerator Door).  Boy, “yotta” is a lotta bytes!  It will be interesting to see what comes next (after the yottabyte), and who actually comes up with these terms?  Apparently, it is not haphazard at all . . . according to Merriam-Webster, “yotta” is a septillion (10 to the 24th power) and originates from the International Scientific Vocabulary (perhaps an alteration of Italian “otto” [eight]; from the fact that 10 to the 24th is the eighth power of 10 to the 3rd).

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