Remember in the late 90’s how the Internet boom just came out of no where? Hotmail was one of the pioneers on web-mail. Each user was entitled to a small account in which a certain amount of megabytes where allowed for each person to use as back up memory.
Every day since then, storage space, RAM speed, Internet speed and what not have increased their sizes exponentially. For example, on Gmail, there’s an ongoing space counter that tells you how your account’s storage goes up by the second.
Where exactly is the limit to the actual size of the WWW? It’s practically unmeasurable. Every second that goes by fattens the world wide web without seeming to stop. You might read this if you like (that is if you read in Spanish) http://www.merca20.com/el-mundo-digital-crece-a-20-gb-por-minuto/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed:+merca20+(Revista+Merca2.0) If you don’t, here are the hightlights:
The digital world actually grows about 20MB per minute. That means that roughly, it took you about 3 minutes to read this post. That means that you helped the web grow 60MB by sharing or simply reading information. That’s just the title. But if you go on reading, it is also about a major event being organized by Telmex, (the largest phone company here in Mexico) to invite computer fans to navigate at the fastest speed possible and be in direct contact with their favorite brands on the internet.
So it brings me to another question. Does navigational speed affect the depth of information available? It logically seems so. The more quickly you can up or download information, the more information you can move around. Thus creating more space. Funny how virtual space very much works like capitalism. Just remember: this is exponential, and who knows where is its limit. The important thing is, you are contributing to that. So keep surfing!