And what country can preserve its liberties if their rulers are not warned from time to time that their people preserve the spirit of resistance? Let them take arms. The remedy is to set them right as to facts, pardon and pacify them. What signify a few lives lost in a century or two? The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.
Wednesday, February 24, 2021
A 5 megabyte hard drive being shipped by IBM in 1956.
A couple decades later, I worked for a company that just had a great year, and they wrote two five million dollar checks. One was for a Lear jet, and the other was for an additional five megabytes of memory for their IBM S/370 168 mainframe.ReplyDelete
With my limited understanding of it, I can only imagine how slow that bugger must have been. Like, put in you command and then go on vacay, and then call in sick for a week. Then MAYBE something will have happened.Delete
I have a terrabyte SDD in my desktop the size of a credit card.ReplyDelete
RCA sold off its computer division and it became IBMReplyDelete
IBM has been around since 1924.Delete
Today we can buy a 1 terabyte micro sd card for $250.00ReplyDelete
Imagine carrying around a cellphone with that storage capability.....ReplyDelete
It will be waiting for you this Friday at your local U.S. Post Office.ReplyDelete
Say, are those guys loading it from Adlai Stevenson's campaign?
Moore's Law has been pretty relentless.ReplyDelete
In 2015, 5GB fit on a flash drive for $8.99, and was about the size of three nickels stacked.
Now, the same is true of a 256GB flash drive, which runs about $30.
Nobody even talks about MB anymore. That's what runs your wristwatch.
The NSA collects our data in yottabytes, 10 to the 24th power, or 10 with 24 zeros behind it. Q. What is a Google? A. 10 to the 100th power. Orders of magnitude.ReplyDelete