Check this out. As of 2003, The amount of NEW global data increased of at least 30% a year, & was 5 EXOBYTES, or 37K Library of Congresses.
Drowning in data, aka ANALYSIS PARALYSIS.
Damn I wonder what the effect of all the DIY multimedia files is on the growth rate. Mad kids making their own "album tracks" on myspace. Home movies, from the G-Rated Dad-family documentaries, to the NC17-rated sex tapes. I wouldn't be surprised if the annual growth rate is over 100% now.