# Color of the Internet

November 14, 2008 Leave a comment

There is a lot of work being done on Web 2.0 and Symantic Web and all sorts of “nifty” and “neat” techology to give the visitor a richer more fulfilling experience. There are lots of people who have done analysis of the Internet, to that affect and beyond.

My question is, what is the average color of the internet. I mean pixel-by-pixel average color of all the pages on the internet. Will we be able to find that out one day, without spending an insane time to compute the average.

Here’s some arithmatic for it.

Let there be an arbitrary rate of change in number of online pages dP

Let there be an computation time to calculate the average color of the page dT

If dT > dP then if the process is started now, after a certain period, we would not only cover the backlog, i.e. the pages created to date, but also all the backlog created after the process starts.

If dT = dP or dT < dP then we will never catch up to include the latest pages.

What kind of computing power would be neccessary to achieve such a goal?