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10 Megabyte Hard Disk


Subdeacon Joe

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And just last week I looked at a 4TB external drive for $127 at Costco.

 

And, to put it into perspective for inflation, one of the online inflation calculators produced: "$3,495 of 1980 dollars would be worth: $9,928.98 in 2013"

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Dawg, man....!

 

I remember when I installed a 20 mb hard drive in my AT clone.... buddy of my said "Wow! You'll NEVER fill THAT thing!" :rolleyes:

 

Come to think of it... Bill Gates hisself once said "When we set the upper limit of PC-DOS at 640K, we thought nobody would ever need that much memory. " ^_^

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I worked with an IBM 1460 in the mid-60's that had a 200 Byte X 20K Sector storage unit about the size of a refrigerator. It was the big thing then as we were using tape drives until it came along.

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I saw my first "real" computer in 1970, in a refrigerated room,

 

The size of my house, with reel-to-reel machines, whirring and clicking.

 

 

All of which fits in yer i-phone now, which has more memory :huh:

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I worked with FADAC, the artillery's ballistic computer for 30 days in 1966.

 

It was housed in it's own 2 1/2 ton truck. You actually sat inside of the computer.

 

It boasted an unbelievable 4 kbytes of memory.

 

The readout was only numerical and was displayed on nixie tubes.

 

My company bought a Phoenix drive for our computer system in the late 1970s. It had six 16" discs and was housed in a 4 foot tall cabinet. Memory? 1 meg.

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My first Mac workstation for my graphic design business back in 1990 cost

 

$3000 - grayscale monitor

$3000 - Mac IIcx w/8 mb of Ram and 16 mhz processor

$3000 - laser printer

$3000 - 80 mb external hard drive

$1000 - b/w scanner

$2500 - misc software

 

Total $15,500

 

Just bought this Macbook for $1600... :blink:

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A brother in law who was a high school Math teacher bought a TI calculator for $800 because it could never get any cheaper.

It did square and cube roots!

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