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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)


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.