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The Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission says 2.5 billion pages was too much information
The Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission says Goldman Sachs obstructed its investigation by delivering 5 terabytes, or 2.5 billion pages, of data in response to requests for information. Says FCIC Chairman Phil Angelides: "We did not ask them to pull up a dump truck to our offices and dump a bunch of rubbish."
5 TERABYTES, OR 2.5 BILLION PAGES, WOULD:
• take 159 years to print out on a laser printer
• cover 28,700 football fields
• fill 625 8-gigabyte flash drives
• make up 37.9 million copies of Bloomberg Businessweek
• weigh 12,500 tons, as much as 1,650 male elephants
• equal the entire Twitter archive given to the Library of Congress in April
Data: Bruce Nordman, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory; Library of Congress and Bloomberg Businessweek research