Re: [OT] Remember when hard disk sizes were in MiB?
At 2002-12-11T05:41:36Z, Ron Johnson <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> Just today, I received 3 512MB SDRAMS for the grand sum of US$94.
> That's 24,576x more RAM that was in my KayPro2, and 2,458x as much
> RAM as in my first PC/AT.
The 768MB in my workstation is 786432x more than in my little Timex Sinclair
(100?). My first "programming environment" was an Atari 2600 with the
BASIC module. It had 63 bytes (yes, you read that correctly) of RAM.
> So..... So what if programs are biggers now than they were back then?
> They do a *heck* of a lot more!!!!
Sure. My C64 didn't have to deal with multiprocessing, various and sundry
device drivers, user-configurable resolutions, multiple isolated users,
In Googlis non est, ergo non est.