Some Must Know Facts About Digital vs Physical Storage

Mozy is company that provides online backup and storage solutions. In a recent blog post, Physical Storage vs. Digital Storage, they provided an astounding visual depiction of the advance of technology as it relates to the storage of information.
Above is section from the graphic relating to books. Using the Library of Congress as a jumping off point, Moxy claims that they can now store the equivalent of 1000 LOC’s without breaking a sweat.

That is 32 billion books and 650,000 miles of bookshelves. Enough bookshelves to go from Jerusalem to Beijing 147 times! Now, that’s a Great Wall.

Essentially, the history of the printed word can now live on a computer.

Impressive, to say the least, but I still need more bookshelves.