“Malo periculosam, libertatem quam quietam servitutem.”
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.
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.
I have a terrabyte SDD in my desktop the size of a credit card.
RCA sold off its computer division and it became IBM
IBM has been around since 1924.
Today we can buy a 1 terabyte micro sd card for $250.00
Imagine carrying around a cellphone with that storage capability.....
It will be waiting for you this Friday at your local U.S. Post Office. Say, are those guys loading it from Adlai Stevenson's campaign?
Moore's Law has been pretty relentless.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.