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Monday, October 10, 2005
  We'll index the world by 2310, says Google | The Register
We'll index the world by 2310, says Google | The Register: "Good news for people who like making lists: Google's Eric Schmidt says that it will take another three hundred years before all the information in the world is neatly indexed and searchable.

Schmidt was speaking at the US' Association of National Advertisers' annual conference in Phoenix when a member of the audience asked how long it is likely to take before Google fulfilled its mission.

'We did a math exercise and the answer was 300 years,' CNet quotes Schmidt as saying. 'The answer is it's going to be a very long time.'

He estimated that out of the five million terabytes of information (no, we don't know how he counted it all up, either) in the world, a mere 170 terabytes have been indexed so far."
 
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