Re: [OT] Remember when hard disk sizes were in MiB?
On 10 Dec 2002, 23:18:30, Mark L. Kahnt wrote:
> I was digging through some old papers and found this from nearly a
> decade ago:
> (Dec. 21)
> I'm getting tired of lazy, slovenly, good-for-nothing programmers
> wasting my hard-earned hard disk space with their frivolous code.
> My first PC hard disk had a 10MB capacity. These days, I can think of
> individual applications that consume more space.
In one of my more perverse claims to pride, I actually issue a purchase order
to IBM for a 5 MB 5.25" Full Height hard-drive for $4100 in 1984, to be installed
in an IBM PC.
And it was a godsend . . .
When PC DASD (Hard-Drives) hit $1/MB, I was in shock. Now it's $1/GB.
When PC RAM hit $1/MB I was really in shock. Now you can get 1 GB or RAM
for a little over $100 . . .
I hate being old.