How long is my data? 💾
Yesterday, Stuart Lewis posted a photo of his latest hardware:
After some back-and-forth in our replies, he made me realise that the true unit of data isn’t bytes or volume, it’s shelving length. Specifically, if you wrote all your data to 3½″ floppy disks, how much shelf space would you need to hold them all?
To help answer this critically important question, I wrote a Glitch app that calculates just that: https://howlongismydata.glitch.me/