I recently came across this article called: How much storage do I really need on my smartphone? I found the article on CNET and the title reminded me of some of the calculations we did in class, so I opened it and read the article. Turns out this was an article on “Ask Maggie” which I guess is kind of like a “Dear Abby” for technology related problems.
A reader had written in asking Maggie whether 16 GB of storage would be enough for his smartphone, or if he really needed to get the 32 GB model. Maggie’s response was basically the more storage, the better. She said the 32 GB model would be better, but to check if there were options for more external memory for later expansion.
I was disappointed in this article, particularly in Maggie’s response to the reader’s question. She mentioned using phones to listen to music and watch movies, but she gave no numbers about how much would fit on the phone—16GB or 32GB. Maybe it was not meant to be an extremely technical article, but I still feel like some number would have been helpful to the reader in making his decision and would have provided more solid evidence for her argument.