Attila the Pun
Monday, November 15, 2004
Do we call it the Intermart or Walnet?

Today's interesting fact #1:

Wal-Mart has 460 terabytes of data stored on Teradata mainframes, made by NCR, at its Bentonville headquarters. To put that in perspective, the Internet has less than half as much data, according to experts.

Interesting fact #2 (gathered from #1)

"strawberry Pop-Tarts increase in sales, like seven times their normal sales rate, ahead of a hurricane," Ms. Dillman said in a recent interview

Unsurprising fact #1

"And the pre-hurricane top-selling item was beer."

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