Friday, January 05, 2007

Stardate 61014.06 - Technology Marches On

From Good Morning Silicon Valley:

September 13, 1956 - IBM uncrated the RAMAC -- the world's first hard disk. It was 5 feet square, weighed a full ton and stored just 5 megabytes of data -- barely enough to hold a single song in MP3 format. My how far we have come in 50 years. Hitachi announced Thursday a 1-terabyte hard disk drive. Just 3.5-inches in diameter, the drive can hold about 250,000 MP3s.


1 comment:

Rick Anderson said...

How far we've come... just the idea that we are measuring disk space by how many mp3 songs we can fit on it versus text is an indication that not only has the computer industry come a long way, but so has society's utilization of technology. Interesting.