How many bytes do you have a day?
Last night I had a question: In our digital world, we consume digitised electronically generated data (for convenience let us measure it in "bytes" of 8 bits) everyday. I estimated that
I watch digital TV about 2 hrs daily --- 3 GB (of MPG encoded data),
I am on the Net for email and news and G2K about 2 hrs daily --- 30 MB (image and audio off)
Phone: 10 minutes of Voice and SMS --- 3 MB
Writing 1 hr --- 30 KB
Making notes 2 minutes --- 3 KB
It is quite a revelation to me that percentage-wise, I spend more of my time consuming bytes, little time in interaction and next to no time making history ;-)
And looking at this in another way, not many bytes I have control over. I cannot really choose what I watch, what I feed on the Net or what calls and SMS I get. I can choose what to write and to note -- and all that is a fraction of one percent in my daily bytes.