May 09, 2003

$31 million and counting...

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Right now I am sitting in front of a whirring 60-gigabyte hard disk that cost less than $100. Do the math: If back then 10 megabytes cost $1,000, then 60 gigabytes would have cost x, where x = $6,000,000 and "back then" = 18 years ago. I'm sitting in front of $6,000,000 worth of mass storage, measured at mid-1980s prices. Happy me!

Definitely an interesting point. My machine has a 60 gig and 2 17 gig drives. I've got another that has 2 60s in a RAID. And a third with an 60 gig (I think, I haven't taken a look). Also, a couple of portable drives to hold MP3s, another 20 gigs each. When I was in college, I knew that I was going to see expansion like this -- it really hit home when I saw a friend with a 4 gig hard drive and marveled, having only a 540MB hard drive on my computer at the time. It's still a shocker,

Posted by Ted Stevko at May 9, 2003 04:11 AM