From my email inbox today: “It is estimated 1 exabyte (EB) of data is created on the Internet every day and contains the equivalent amount of information as ~250 million DVDs. The volume of government data the NSA (National Security Agency) or FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation) have on people altogether is sometimes described by data scientists in terms of Yottabytes (or 10^6 EBs). In the future, Brontobytes (or 10^3 Yottabytes) are expected to describe the volume of sensor data created by devices and machines.”
This week I attended the Internet Librarian conference in Monterey for the first time, and I am hooked. Lots of friends, lots of fun, and even a little learning.
SJSU SLIS students: Are you an ALA member? Make your voices heard by taking the ALA Student Chapter’s Member Interest Survey. We want to hear what you want and need to get the most out of your ALA membership, and your preferences regarding events, information and resources for the coming year.
Once you complete the survey, you can view the results and see what others are saying!
Fire up the hyperdrive, Chewie! Time to get the meta ball rolling again…