Thursday, April 14th 2005

One Bit at a Time

Fascinating fact: (Well, sort-of) The soon-to-be 45,000,000 downloads of Firefox will equal about two-hunderd-and-fourteen and a half petabytes of data. Assuming that the downloads were evenly spread out, that equals a constant bitrate of 127 Mbps from the Mozilla mirrors put together. Putting it that way makes it sound less impressive. So I’ll just stick with the petabytes.

Anyway. All of this downloads counting reminds me of how McDonalds in the US keep (or kept?) saying “We have now sold X godzillion hamburgers”. Still, counting is fun.

Comments are closed.