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Re: beyond _tera_[Fwd: dozenal and hexadecimal digits]

From:John Cowan <jcowan@...>
Date:Monday, May 15, 2000, 12:34
Lars Henrik Mathiesen wrote:

> If things grow like they have, I may actually get to see a computer > system managing a zottabyte of data before I retire in about 25 years.
I once read a brief squib (in Datamation, perhaps?) about the possibilities of yottabit/sec networking. It would require fiber-optic cables about 12 m (almost 40 feet) in diameter, which could be laid along disused railway tracks. Yottabit router chips will have to have more active states than they have atoms, so presumably the bits will be stored in some quantum form, presumably as electron orbitals. There were more details, which I now forget. -- Schlingt dreifach einen Kreis um dies! || John Cowan <jcowan@...> Schliesst euer Aug vor heiliger Schau, || Denn er genoss vom Honig-Tau, || Und trank die Milch vom Paradies. -- Coleridge (tr. Politzer)