Sounds like an age-old comp-sci kind of question since storage is sometimes measured in human terms to make sense. Apple reports how many songs can fit on an iPod. As another example, my company LifeNexus has a Personal Health Card that hold 80K, but to people in the field what does that really mean in terms of pages of doctors notes? It’s not easy to find an answer online either since it is dependent on how dense a page is. So here are my findings:
- Taking 22 pages of various technical resumes out from Microsoft Word (for the page count) and copy/pasted into notepad to get a character count comes out to: 2700 characters (bytes) per page
- From @brianrandell, ”2,500 (no spaces) or 2,550 with spaces on an 8.5×11 w standard 1″ margins
- From @billweinberger, a fiction author, “Industry standard figure for fiction is approx 250 words per page”
So there you have it, some form of a standard for calculating the page of text.