Jewish Journal


March 9, 2010

Yentabytes and Shiksabytes


This is from Vanity Fair, written by David Friend:

“One petabyte is equivalent to million gigabytes. A zettabyte is a million petabytes. A yottabyte is a thousand zettabytes.”
—The New York Times, March 2, 2010

Linguists who study changes in Internet-related terminology have discovered an increasing use of ever-more-bizarre and sometimes Yiddish-sounding phrases when it comes to characterizing large quantities of digital information. As a service to Web users, VF Daily offers this handy glossary of new terms:

Yentabyte: a thousand hectoring emails

Centayentabyte: a million yentabytes

Placentabyte: an overbearing mother snooping around her child’s Facebook account

Shiksabyte: the Sports Illustrated Bathing Suit Issue online photo archives

Read the full article at http://www.vanityfair.com/online/daily/2010/03/yentabytes-and-shiksabytes.html.

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