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Tue Jan 8 05:43:20 CST 2013
This is my cue to pose "Miller Tate's Conundrum": what fraction of today's silicon and / or magnetic memory will NEVER see data before it is junked? How has this fraction varied since the 1970s?
It is a VERY long time since I got an "Out Of Memory" or "Out Of Disk Space" error message.
On 8 Jan 2013, at 04:15, Mike ODELL wrote:
> even more entertaining would be the capacity of a pile of modern 4TB disks
> with the same *weight* as that drive!
> Sent from my iPad so please excuse the jammy fingers.
> On Jan 7, 2013, at 9:24 PM, Andre Kesteloot <andre.kesteloot at verizon.net> wrote:
>> This ad is from 1980:
>> Inn 1980, they were selling a 10 MB hard disk for $3,500.
>> Adjusted for inflation that's about $9,500.
>> For $9,500 today you can get over 150 TB of hard disk.
>> A TB is one million times bigger than a MB, so that's 15 million times more for the same money.
>> That's 66% growth per year for 32 years.
>> André N4ICK
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