How Much Information Do You Consume?

How Much Information? 2009 Report on American Consumers
In 2008, Americans consumed information for about 1.3 trillion hours, an average of almost 12 hours per day. Consumption totaled 3.6 zettabytes and 10,845 trillion words, corresponding to 100,500 words and 34 gigabytes for an average person on an average day. (A zettabyte is 10 to the 21st power bytes, a million million gigabytes.) These estimates are from an analysis of more than 20 different sources of information, from very old (newspapers and books) to very new (portable computer games, satellite radio, and Internet video). Information at work is not included.

Is it time to unplug a bit and smell the roses? Walk the dog? Go skiing?

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