For future reference...

The first time I ever heard the word "zettabyte" was on January 10th, at 12:05pm in a Metafilter post about Netflix. I'm writing this down because I haven't the slightest clue when or where I heard "petabyte", much less "gigabyte". I expect that people were discussing "megabytes" pretty freely (if theoretically, for the most part) when I came on the scene in 1986.

oaf writes "You vastly underestimate the bandwidth of the mail."

Hell ya, Netflix is shipping ~22 zettabytes (22,000,000 petabytes) every day. And that's just regular DVDs, add an order of magnitude for HD/Blu-ray. I hope Verisign has a _fat_ pipe.

posted by Mitheral at 10:53 PM CST on January 11