One of the issues I see folks experiencing from time to time is difficulty in grasping large numbers.
I mean, really, do you know the difference between a megabyte, gigabyte, terabyte, and petabyte?
And if you have a grasp of the definitions of each, do you really “get” just how large those numbers are?
We often see visual representations of bigger numbers – representations like the megapenny project, which illustrates several large numbers using one-cent U.S. coins. For example, what would a billion pennies look like? (Spoiler: bricks the size of five full-sized school busses.)
There is one unit of measurement I think might make computer data a little more conceptually tangible.