Re: [OT] Remember when hard disk sizes were in MiB?
Thus spake Ron Johnson (firstname.lastname@example.org):
> On Tue, 2002-12-17 at 13:42, Narins, Josh wrote:
> > Yeah, I remember when we just had rocks and sticks.
> Don't be snide, you young whippersnapper! I'm not even 40... A former
> boss of mine worked on the IBM 1403, which had hard disks, but only the
> most minimal OS. Thus, one had to remember which cylinder/sector that
> your file started on.
I don't go back to the 1403, although the first program I ever wrote
was for an IBM 7090, but even the 370 "lite" OS, DOS, sometimes
required this knowledge - for temporary files IIRC (it's been 25
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