Wednesday, February 24, 2021

A 5 megabyte hard drive being shipped by IBM in 1956.

 


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  1. 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.

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    1. 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.

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  2. I have a terrabyte SDD in my desktop the size of a credit card.

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  3. RCA sold off its computer division and it became IBM

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    1. IBM has been around since 1924.

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  4. Today we can buy a 1 terabyte micro sd card for $250.00

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  5. Imagine carrying around a cellphone with that storage capability.....

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  6. 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?

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  7. 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.

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