Monday July 23, 2012
Book 13: Random Access Memorabilia — Part II: Write


KEVYN: *on screen* Six scale-levels of encoding, across what, thirty-two million klicks of surface area?

DIETZ: At least six.

KEVYN: *on screen* Times ten billion for square centimeters...

KEVYN: How many "pixels" per centimeter?  What's the word size?

DIETZ: *on screen* You're trying to calculate how much information is encoded on Oisri's surface, yes?

DIETZ: At the sixth level of scale, we're reading about three gigabytes per centimeter.

KEVYN: *off panel* Whoever built this had a lot to say.

DIETZ: Or maybe they needed to archive a million years of crowdsourced kitten videos.