IBM is building the largest data drive in history, a storage unit that will hold 120 Petabytes of information. For those who might not recognize the prefix, a Petabyte is 1,000 Terabytes, or 1,000,000 Gigabytes. Using every librarians favorite measure of information storage the “Library of Congress”, the new IBM storage unit could hold over 12,000 copies of the entirety of the Library of Congress.

IBM Builds Biggest Data Drive Ever

Google’s recent entry into social networking, Google+, is beloved of the technorati, but hasn’t gained a lot of ground generally. But features like this really push the service in interesting ways…Google now has sharing between Google Books and Google+, so that you can seamlessly share details, highlights, etc from Google Books into your Google+ Circles.  Very well done, and when they finally launch Google+ for businesses/organizations, the ability for a Library page to share this sort of information easily could be very interesting. Well done, G+!

Inside Google Books: Share Your Favorite Books

Interesting article about the economic changes and impacts of 3D printing. However, the quote: 
“I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: most households will not purchase and run a 3D printer to produce their own products,” Terry Wohlers, the president of Wohler Associates, recently wrote. Average consumers might have small inexpensive printers for making children’s toys, but he thinks most people will lack the skills, interest or financial commitment needed to routinely make their own products.
To me, that sounds an awful lot like:
“There is no reason anyone would want a computer in their home.”    — Ken Olson, president/founder of Digital Equipment Corp., 1977.

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