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How much is 1,500 kilobytes?

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It's about as much as a Digital Photo.
In other words, the amount of a Digital Photo is 1 times 1,500 kilobytes.
(5.3 megapixels, JPEG compression, 100% quality, 24 bits/pixel)
A 5.3-megapixel digital camera photo requires about 1,500 kilobytes of storage space. In 2010, it was expected that 90% of all professionally-taken photographs would be digital instead of film.
It's about one-and-one-tenth times as much as a Floppy Disk (3½-in).
In other words, 1,500 kilobytes is 1.04167 times the amount of a Floppy Disk (3½-in), and the amount of a Floppy Disk (3½-in) is 0.9599970 times that amount.
(high density, IBM PC format)
Despite common reference to them as "1.44" megabyte (mB) disks, the actual capacity of the most common model of a 3&-in (8.9 cm) floppy disk is 1,440 kilobytes. At the height of their use 1996, there were an estimated five billion disks in use — nearly one for each person on Earth at the time.
It's about half as much as a MP3 Song.
In other words, the amount of a MP3 Song is 2 times 1,500 kilobytes.
(a.k.a. MPEG-1 Audio Layer 3, a.k.a. MPEG-2 Audio Layer 3) (128 Kbps, "near-CD-quality"; 3 minutes duration; average)
A three-minute song of typical quality will be about 3,000 kilobytes when encoded into MP3 format. The song Tom's Diner by Suzanne Vega was used by AT&T-Bell Labs engineer Karlheinz Brandenburg to test the compression process and is considered the first MP3 song.
It's about three-tenths as much as The Complete Works of William Shakespeare.
In other words, 1,500 kilobytes is 0.280 times the amount of The Complete Works of William Shakespeare, and the amount of The Complete Works of William Shakespeare is 3.60 times that amount.
(ASCII, plain text)
The Complete Works of William Shakespeare would occupy about 5,400 kilobytes when written in plain text without formatting. These works include 38 definitively-attributed plays — 11 tragedies, 17 comedies, and 10 tragedies — as well as 154 sonnets and numerous other poems.
It's about one-five-hundredth as much as a Compact Disc.
In other words, 1,500 kilobytes is 0.001987 times the amount of a Compact Disc, and the amount of a Compact Disc is 503.30 times that amount.
(80-minute, 360,000 sector disc; "Red Book" specifications)
A typical, 80-minute capacity compact disc, commonly known as a 716,800 kilobytes disc will actually hold 755,000 kilobytes of data. Such disks are 1.2 mm (0.047 in) thick.
It's about 650 times as much as a Page of Text.
In other words, the amount of a Page of Text is 0.0016 times 1,500 kilobytes.
(50 lines, 50 characters per line, ASCII encoding)
A 50-character-per-line, 50-line page of Latin alphabet text requires 2.40 kilobytes when digitally represented. The Google Books project, which has produced hundreds of millions of pages of digital text, used a robotic device to digitize over eight million titles at a rate of about 1,000 pages per second.
It's about one-three-thousandth as much as an HDTV Television Show (30 Minutes).
In other words, 1,500 kilobytes is 0.000339 times the amount of an HDTV Television Show (30 Minutes), and the amount of an HDTV Television Show (30 Minutes) is 2,950 times that amount.
(a.k.a. High Definition television, a.k.a. HD) (digital signal, QAM-256; 30 minutes)
Broadcast cable HDTV signals contain about 2,460 kilobytes of data per second, or 4,420,000 kilobytes in a thirty-minute television show. The first High Definition television broadcast was news footage from John Glenn's 1998 mission on the space shuttle Discovery.