Running Out Of Greek Superlatives
from the kilo-mega-giga-tera-peta-exa...? dept
The Financial Times has a story saying that the rapid increase in email over the past few years has created an interesting problem: what Greek superlative can we use to put before “byte” in describing just how big our storage devices are? We’ve run through kilo, mega, and giga. Tera, peta and exa are next on the list, but no one is quite sure where to go from there. I’m not really sure the increase in email specifically has anything to do with it, but the article does bring up good points about being able to better categorize, archive, and search emails. All of that reminds me that I need to check out ZO?, a program that has been described as allowing you to Google your email.