How big is the Internet?

Jay Ashworth jra at
Thu Aug 15 03:24:09 UTC 2013

----- Original Message -----
> From: "Patrick W. Gilmore" <patrick at>

> All that said: My back-of-the-envelope math says the Internet is order
> of 1 exabyte/day, as defined by my own rules on what counts as "the
> Internet"[*]. I could easily be wrong, but you asked.

Which means that you could get somewhere between 11 and 17 days (depending
on how far off my math was) worth of all of that onto LTO-5 carts and load
them on a 747F.  Where you'd fly them to, I'm not sure.

-- jra
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