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MacBytes
Oct 30, 2003, 01:27 AM
Category: News and Press Releases
Link: Scientists report Data Storage Explosion (http://www.cnn.com/2003/TECH/ptech/10/29/information.study.reut/index.html)

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Rower_CPU
Oct 30, 2003, 01:32 AM
I wonder how much of that 5 billion gigabytes is spam?

Bunzi2k4
Oct 30, 2003, 03:22 AM
i don't know, but i'm sure it's a lot of spam

cb911
Oct 30, 2003, 03:28 AM
That's a 30 percent increase in stored information from 1999, the last time the global study was conducted.

i was just reading an article in a PC mag the other day that was talking about a guy who's on a crusade against spam. he estimates that about 30% of all emails are spam. interesting.

Bunzi2k4
Oct 30, 2003, 03:53 AM
i've herd about that, but i don't care, no company know's my e-mail address!!!!!!!! muahahahahaha!!!!!




(this doesn't mean you start signing me up for everything... ok?)

mainstreetmark
Oct 30, 2003, 07:53 AM
Originally posted by cb911
i was just reading an article in a PC mag the other day that was talking about a guy who's on a crusade against spam. he estimates that about 30% of all emails are spam. interesting.

That figure has recently been found to be quite a bit higher, and at one time, I heard it actually surpassed legit e-mail. Mail, after 3 weeks, is starting to get the hang of my particular Spam problem.

Regarding that article, I doubt the 800Megs per person is very meaningful. I wonder how the figure that out - through harddrive sales? I've got the entire second season of STEnterprise on the drive right now. They must account for repeated data like that, and MP3s