In 1996 there were about 40 million internet users worldwide, by the end of 2000 there was conservatively around 500 million. Anyone know-what it is for 2007/8?
More information has been repduced in the last 30 years than in the previous 500 years. The total of all printed knowledge doubles every four or five years.
One weekday edition of the New York Times contains more information than the average person was likely to come acress in a lifetime in the 17th century England.
More than 4000 books are published around the world every day.