Thursday, April 29, 2010

Changing Technology

What's being loaded on the airplane?

h/t Vicki Kramer

Hint: The picture was taken in 1956...

It is a 5 MB Hard Disk Drive for the IBM 305 RAMAC, the first IBM 'SUPER' computer released in September 1956.

This HDD weighed over a ton and stored an 'astonishing' (@ the time) 5 MB of data.

Do you appreciate being able to reach into your pocket & pull out your 8 GB memory stick now - or perhaps even your 3GS iPhone with 32 GB of memory?!?

Something to think about, huh?

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