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The Digital Decade

By 30 December 2009 2 Comments

Oliver Chiang serves up a bunch of good metrics on the digital decade that was. Here are a few:

– Number of e-mails sent per day in 2000: 12 billion

– Number of e-mails sent per day in 2009: 247 billion

– Revenues from mobile data services in the first half of 2000: $105 million

– Revenues from mobile data services in the first half of 2009: $19.5 billion

– Number of text messages sent in the U.S. per day in June 2000: 400,000

– Number of text messages sent in the U.S. per day in June 2009: 4.5 billion

– Number of pages indexed by Google in 2000: 1 billion

– Number of pages indexed by Google in 2008: 1 trillion

– Amount of hard-disk space $300 could buy in 2000: 20 to 30 gigabytes

– Amount of hard-disk space $300 could buy in 2009: 2,000 gigabytes (2 terabytes)

2 Comments »

  • Michael Baumli said:

    Last one needs to be between 2 to 3 terabytes. Now you can buy a 1.5 TB drive for $109. I think we could probably buy close to 4 TB for that price, but you see what I mean.

  • — Technology Liberation Front said:

    [...] some solid data on mobile OS competition earlier today. Here’s some more data courtesy of Digital Society as to the growth of applications and revenues in this alleged stagnant, failing [...]

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