Sunday, January 31, 2010

Sunday Trivia

The answer to yesterday's question is:
1517.

Today's question is, the first in Computers Week, is:
In only a few years, desktop computer hard drives have gone from megabyte size, to gigabyte, to terabyte. What is the next larger term, meaning 10^15 bytes?

11 comments:

Eric W. said...

Petabyte.

Anonymous said...

Exabyte.

gbradley said...

I wanna say PetaByte, but that just sounds wrong on so many levels.

PeggyU said...

Porkulusbyte? I don't know ...

ChrisA said...

Well I know a "google" is somewhere up the line, just not sure if it's 10^15 or not. To date myself, I worked on one of the first 5 megabyte 5 1/4" drives.

Anonymous said...

Peta is up next: 1E+15.
Exa: 1E+18
Zetta: 1E+21
Yotta: 1E+24

A googol is way out there; a googolplex even farther.

mark said...

Petabyte....

allen (in Michigan) said...

petabyte

mpc said...

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Anonymous said...

Bigassbyte?

George

Darren said...

I only memorized what Mr. Tsuda had on the poster on his classroom wall when I was in 11th/12th grades:
exa peta tera giga mega kilo hecto deka deci centi milli micro nano pico femto atto