Thursday, July 28, 2005

Internet Structure

This article in Technology Research News(TRN) says "the Internet is big by any measure:The Internet Systems Consortium pegged the number of Internet hosts as of January, 2004 at 233 million.Global Reach counted 729 million users online as of March, 2004.And a University of California at Berkeley study showed that,in 2002,532,897 terabytes of new data flowed across the Internet,440,606 terabytes of email was sent, and the Web contained 167 terabytes of data that was accessible to all users,plus another 91,850 terabytes in the deep Web where access is controlled.A terabyte is 1,000 gigabytes, or 1,000,000 megabytes,or the amount of information that can be stored on 213 DVDs,or one tenth the amount of information stored in the entire Library of Congress print collection".

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