SheBytes on Bytes. We break it down! The world around us is filled to the brim with techie jargon. It’s hard to have a conversation today where someone isn’t talking technology.
Common phrases include:
- “Do you think BBM is better than iMessenger?”
- “I just got VOIP!”
- “Is Google + still in Beta?”
- “You can now get one gig for next to nothing”
It is beyond the scope of this sole post to inform and explain all of these different areas of technology; which is ultimately the goal of all of SheBytes. That being said, one of the most crucial things to have a firm grasp of, to have an intelligent tech conversation today, is the concept of memory storage.
Incidentally, the blog you are reading right now; SheBytes itself is closely related to memory:
The Bytes portion of SheBytes is more than just a cute and clever play off of the word bite. A byte is “a unit of digital information, in computing”.
An awesome article from Jamesshuggins.com breaks down the most important measurements of memory. I highlight the cool and crucial facts with an example of storage capability for each, below:
- Byte: One character
- Kilobyte (kB): 1 thousand (1,000) bytes: One joke
- Megabyte (MB): 1 million (1,000,000) bytes: One small novel
- Gigabyte (GB): 1 billion (1,000,000,000) bytes: One broadcast quality movie
- Terabyte (TB): 1 trillion (1,000,000,000,000) bytes: 50,000 trees made into paper and printed on
So, the next time you hear somebody talking about the rapid developments in memory storage, don’t be afraid to chime in!