Then and Now -- Wow and Wow!

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    It was back in 1978 when I was working for Burroughs that I visited
    Data Resources in Boston. Data Resources was a major user of Burroughs
    computers and I as I was being taken on a tour of their facility I was
    shown a room that was perhaps 20 by 40 feet in size and which was
    filled with Burroughs 48 inch platter disk drives. I commented that I
    had never seen so many disk drives in one place and asked how much
    storage they provided. My host literally puffed up as he stated "Just
    over a gigabyte!

    A couple days ago I received my new 4th generation iPod touch. Hee is a
    device about the size of a playing card and as thick as about half a
    deck of playing cards which has 32 gigabytes of memory. And, if I had
    so chosen, I could have had 64 gigabytes in the same case.

    Thinking about it, to accomodate that much storage with those Burroughs
    disk drives would have required a room 80 by 320 feet. That's about
    half the size of a football field!

    So it was wow then and wow now!









    --
    James Leo Ryan - Austin, Texas
     
    TaliesinSoft, Oct 1, 2010
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