Saturday, 9 May 2009

789,000 miles

I just thought about how much space paper tape would use up in modern storage requirements. 

I gather from Google that paper tape did 10 characters per inch.   To store everything on  a 500 GB hard disk (which is not a large store by today's standards), the paper tape would have to be 789,000 miles long.   Well, a little bit more than that, because I've rounded it down. 

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