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June 28, 2011



I suppose gathering data will become the main goal. Looking at what google do with all their products, they pull data from many sources and I guess they can make personal user profiles, it is scary.

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Heaven to Harddisk and memory producer


It is the dawn of a new age. Where data mining, ERM and ERP are king.


My combined hard drive storage is 5 TB on my main computer, and every month I need more than 100 GBs more to store the new data our projects create..This will be a real challenge in the next decades. Storing, managing and indexing all that data..

Curious Ellie

You win my prize for sensible use of a visual display of data. Thank you for breaking up that chart, into digestible pieces. And then explaining each part. It is a use case that avoids "infographic abuse". I am not being facetious.

Re all that archived data: I hope we can find what we need, when we need it! But until we determine a criteria for what should be saved or not, we'll continue to store it. We are fortunate. Data storage technology has kept up, meeting our needs, for now.

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