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Americans consume 34 gigabytes of info every day

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  1. MaxShimba

    MaxShimba JF-Expert Member

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    Americans Are Info-Junkies

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    Americans are known for gorging on food, but we're also gluttons of another sort: A new study finds that the average American consumes more than 34 gigabytes of video, music and words a day-and that's only on our free time.

    One byte of information is equivalent to one letter of text. One gigabyte is equal to roughly 8 minutes of high definition video. Thirty-four gigabytes of data would fit on about 7 DVD disks or 1.5 Blu-ray disks.

    A mix of old and new media contribute to our daily information diet, the study finds, including TV, radio, books, the Internet, movies, text messages and video games.

    The study, carried out by researchers at the University of California, San Diego, looked at only the amount of information U.S. residents consumed in their homes and outside the home for non-work-related reasons. Work-related information consumption was not measured.

    The study entitled "How Much Information?" was recently conducted by the Global Information Industry Center at the University of California, San Diego.

    Zettabytes of consumption

    The study found that the average American spent about 12 hours digesting 34 gigabytes of information daily in 2008. "Information" was defined as "flows of data delivered to people."

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    Nasisi wa huku uzaramoni tunakula ngapi kwa siku?
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    Bluray JF-Expert Member

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    Information consumption, at least on the purely informational level, has little to do with technology.

    Kwa mfano, hakuna tofauti kati ya information inayokuwa consumed katika kuangalia a bluray movie na ile inayokuwa consumed kwa kuangalia a live dance performance. Actually information inayokuwa consumed katika live performace inaweza kuwa kubwa zaidi ya Bluray kwa sababu kwenye bluray una render a 3D scenario into 2D, wakati live performance unaangalia 3D na therefore potentially una information nyingi zaidi ku process.

    Hiyo figure ya 34 GB ni highly suspect, kwa sababu every waking moment una process information, hata ukilala ubongo una process information, jicho linapoona unaprocess information, ulimi uki taste una process information, therefore ukitumia strictly definition yao ya information as ""flows of data delivered to people." unaona kuna disconnect kati ya flow of data delivered to people (ambayo ina include utamu wa embe na feeling za massage) na the more finely defined type of information kama DVD,music and books.

    Kuna mtu aliyeandika hii article kachemsha. even in the most primitive jungles, the amount of information consumed daily must run in the terabytes, not gigabytes. Labda aseme anataka ku restrict information kwenye DVD, vitabu na muziki.