In this US trip, I got a free upgrade (thanks to Avis) to a Chevy Impala LS. By the time I took the car out, it has just 7 miles on it. So got to feel the new car smell again, without actually buying it.
Google does it very well. Whenever I open my gmail, it says I have 2,134 MB of space and counting. It changes these numbers dynamically, to give a sense of accuracy of data. Moreover, it is worth knowing what I am left with than what I have already consumed. Just like whenever I do a “df -h” on my system, I am more interested in the leftover space than consumed space.
We need to do the same for our computers.