[Lexie] is a librarian who lives in the real world. They are not concerned with the fuzzy numerical concept of data size, but with the practical concept of space. So she created a tool to answer an important question: if you store all the information on a 3.5-inch floppy disk, how long does your bookshelf take?
This is a good question. We found ourselves asking this question. Well, we almost never asked it. [Lexie] tools are also built using modern network technology, and 3.5-inch floppy disks have never really been used for mass storage. This will only make the whole thing more boring and interesting.
You can enter any number from megabytes to megabytes, and the tool will give the corresponding answer in any form from millimeters to miles as needed. Although there are graphics on the web page, it does assume a reasonable shelf practice, that is, placing disks along the thinner 4 mm edge.
We would like to see an expanded version covering other storage methods, such as tape, hard disk, or burned media. It may become very useful for those who build their own mass storage farms at home. With Chia cryptocurrency, it may become more popular, even if it does let us run out of hard drives all the way. In addition, you may consider connecting a floppy disk controller to your raspberry PI.