How much is 1,000 bits?
It's about as much as a Magnetic Stripe Card
The amount of a Magnetic Stripe Card is about 800 bits.
(maximum capacity; per ISO 7811 specification)
It's about one-twentieth as much as a Page of Text
The amount of a Page of Text is about 19,000 bits.
(50 lines, 50 characters per line, ASCII encoding)
It's about one-ten-thousandth as much as a Floppy Disk (3½-in)
The amount of a Floppy Disk (3½-in) is about 11,796,500 bits.
(high density, IBM PC format)
It's about one-fifteen-thousandth as much as a Digital Photo
The amount of a Digital Photo is about 13,000,000 bits.
(5.3 megapixels, JPEG compression, 100% quality, 24 bits/pixel)
It's about one-twenty-five-thousandth as much as a MP3 Song
The amount of a MP3 Song is about 30,000,000 bits.
(a.k.a. MPEG-1 Audio Layer 3, a.k.a. MPEG-2 Audio Layer 3) (128 Kbps, "near-CD-quality"; 3 minutes duration; average)
It's about one-forty-five-thousandth as much as The Complete Works of William Shakespeare
The amount of The Complete Works of William Shakespeare is about 44,000,000 bits.
(ASCII, plain text)
It's about 0.0000002 times as much as a Compact Disc
The amount of a Compact Disc is about 6,185,000,000 bits.
(80-minute, 360,000 sector disc; "Red Book" specifications)
It's about 0.00000003 times as much as an HDTV Television Show (30 Minutes)
The amount of an HDTV Television Show (30 Minutes) is about 36,200,000,000 bits.
(a.k.a. High Definition television, a.k.a. HD) (digital signal, QAM-256; 30 minutes)
It's about 0.00000003 times as much as a DVD
The amount of a DVD is about 40,000,000,000 bits.
(a.k.a. digital video disc) (single-side, single-layer; DVD-5 specification)
It's about 0.000000003 times as much as a Blu-ray Disc
The amount of a Blu-ray Disc is about 430,000,000,000 bits.
(a.k.a. BD) (dual-layer; Blu-ray disc)
It's about 0.000000002 times as much as Wikipedia
The amount of Wikipedia is about 450,000,000,000 bits.
(2009 figures) (all languages)
It's about 0.0000000008 times as much as an iPod
The amount of an iPod is about 1,380,000,000,000 bits.
(a.k.a. Apple iPod) (2010 figures; for iPod classic, sixth generation)
It's about 0.00000000003 times as much as Watson
The amount of Watson is about 35,000,000,000,000 bits.
(data store only)
It's about 0.00000000002 times as much as a Gap, Inc. Customer Database
The amount of a Gap, Inc. Customer Database is about 60,000,000,000,000 bits.
(a.k.a. The GAP Companies, a.k.a. Gap) (2012 figures)
It's about 0.000000000003 times as much as The Amazon.com's databases
The amount of The Amazon.com's databases is about 372,210,000,000,000.00000000000000000000 bits.
(largest databases only; 2005 figures)