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(Wired)   Remembering the RAMAC: a refrigerator-sized hard drive with five whole MBs of storage. But hey in 1956 that was a lot, and it worked   ( wired.com) divider line
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2014-01-06 10:05:59 PM  
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And the hard drive's inhabitants were so very, very glad when someone finally did a virus scan on that damn thing.
2014-01-06 07:38:57 PM  
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5MB is a lot of ASCII porn.
2014-01-07 12:23:19 AM  
1 vote:

jtown: I had one of these when I was a kid.

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Is that a defibrillator?
2014-01-06 11:37:32 PM  
1 vote:

Lsherm: namatad: fark atoms, we have a quantum computer!

Well, we do and we don't.
2014-01-06 09:38:07 PM  
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5 MB can't even store an uncompressed screenshot of my monitor.
2014-01-06 08:22:48 PM  
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Kibbler: I had a 300mb hard drive in 1991. It was the size of three fullheight drives and weighed over 10 pounds. 10 years later I bought my first 1gb flash drive.

Amazing, isn't it?  300mb isn't sufficient VIDEO memory these days.  I watch my 6 year old playing with her ipad mini and remember when I was her age staring at our Tandy 1000 with 384K of ram, 2 5 1/4" disk drives and stellar Tandy graphics with SIXTEEN color text!  As used to modern technology as I am (degree in computer science, work in IT) it still amazes me how far computers have come in such a short time.
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