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Old 23rd Jun 2012, 6:10 pm   #12
Amraduk
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Default Re: Digital hard copy?

The original question was:

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If all the o's and 1's of the digital code were printed in a book as standard sized print just how much room would it take up?
The book would be full of ones and zeros that represent the value of each bit in the audio file.

It matters not that each character in the book would require a byte to enable it to be printed electronically. If it were typeset by hand using traditional moveable type, you would only require one 'bit' of the alloy from which the type is made (it is composed of lead, tin, and antimony), for each character!

The number of bits in the electronic file needed to print it would, therefore, be 84,672,000 x 8 = 677,376,000 bits, but that wasn't the question!

Regards,

Dave.

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