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Size does matter?

On the left, a 1 gigabyte hard drive from 1987. On the right, a 1 gigabyte memory chip from 2007 that was on clearance. (Source)


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Sep. 26th, 2007 04:37 pm (UTC)
I don't know which one is hotter. On the one hand, you totally couldn't kill someone by knocking them over the head with the 2007 memory chip. D=
Sep. 26th, 2007 04:40 pm (UTC)
Although someone might choke on it, or it might rip open their GI tract.

I still remember how cool it was to have an IBM PC/XT with a 20MB hard disk drive.
Sep. 26th, 2007 04:59 pm (UTC)
*checks timeline*

Hmmmm...The 3380K was GA'd in 1987, but that was 1.9GB. The 3380E was GA'd in 1985 at 1.2GB capacity, but in reality was about 1GB.

So probably they should be holding two chips.
Sep. 26th, 2007 11:16 pm (UTC)
Coincidentally, part of my lecture for my web design class was about how physically small memory has gotten over the past decade or so. The comparison I used was showing students my 2 GB SD card and 2 GB flash drive and telling them that the hard drive on my first PC from 11 years ago held half that. Wait'll I show them tomorrow morning how physically large a 1 GB drive was 20 years ago.
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