July 2, 2009

Storage humor

A Microsoft Answers message board got the question:

I’ve noticed that as I copy data/install programs on my Laptop, the weight of the Laptop increases. I have a bad back and am medically limited on the amount of weight I can carry so I need to be very carefull not to inflict injury upon myself.

I have also noticed my XBox feels heavier as well (the more games I save or purchase from arcade). I generally don’t travel with my XBox so that is not an issue for me, but note the I am having the same results.

My ask, what is the weight/file ratio? So for example, how many GB’s = 6oz? I dread the day I need a dolly to commute to work with my Laptop.

Hilarity ensued.


6 Responses to “Storage humor”

  1. Jerome Pineau on July 2nd, 2009 3:13 pm

    Hey I saw that last night on twitter! It’s really amazing — someone asking how much a TB weighed or something. This is ignorant at best as it’s well known that it’s not data that weighs a lot but in fact program bits! 🙂

  2. Curt Monash on July 2nd, 2009 3:51 pm

    Yeah. I retweeted it and then decided to blog it as well 🙂

  3. Justin Swanhart on July 2nd, 2009 4:29 pm

    Thats kind of like computing how many gigabytes per second the information on my laptop is being moved at while I walk between meetings in the office 😀

  4. Robert Morton on July 3rd, 2009 1:36 am

    Hilarious, thanks for sharing 🙂

  5. Tim Ford on July 3rd, 2009 8:12 am

    Everyone knows that 1s weigh more than 0s because 0s are hollow.

  6. John on July 3rd, 2009 10:25 am

    He should use compression. Everyone knows compressed files have less 1’s and weigh less.

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