Let's develop an open-source media archive standard

From: Tony Duell <ard_at_p850ug1.demon.co.uk>
Date: Fri Aug 13 14:45:10 2004

> They don't say how fast, but imagine how long it would take to read
> 2000Gb at paper tape speeds :-)

I'll read that as 2*10^11 bytes. A good paper tape reader reads 10^3
bytes/second. So it would take 2*10^8 seconds to read it. Now, there are
about 3*10^7 seconds in a year, so it would take about 6 or 7 years to
read in that much data.

Which is slow, but not impossibly slow!

Received on Fri Aug 13 2004 - 14:45:10 BST

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