There’s one thing about digital media that really marvels me:
It’s hard to quantify.
A library fills with data and is visually represented by the number of books. They can’t be compressed. Space is the measurement of the quantity of knowledge.
Digital data doesn’t behave in a natural or organic way. It can be compressed, copied and moved with ease, and it gets easier to do all the time.
What would it look like if every photo that was uploaded onto Flickr was printed out?
It would look like this:
[via Creative Review]