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Offline Randall Sadler

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A Great Deal on a HUGE harddrive???
« on: April 27, 2010, 09:26:01 AM »
Greetings all,

If you think computers are expensive now...take a look at the Advertisement attached below (click the image to expand)!!  My best guess is that this ad is from the late 1970s or early 1980s.

For sake of comparison, that HD--10 megs for $3,398 equates to $340 per megabyte.

An ad today via the website Newegg.com had one Terrabyte Hardrives for $79.99.
One Terrabyte is equal to 1,048,576 Megabytes, which means that this hard drive costs $.000076/megabyte.

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Re: A Great Deal on a HUGE harddrive???
« Reply #1 on: April 27, 2010, 11:42:41 AM »
You are confusing me with all these numbers!!! I am just an English teacher who decided to study languages in order not to deal with MATH!!!

Seriously now, I know what you mean... hardware is insanely more powerful nowadays... and just to show it, here is a webcomic from our dear (genius) friend at xkcd.com:

http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/microsd.png

"That card holds a refrigerator carton's worth of floppy discs, and a soda can full of those cards could hold the entire iTunes store music library. Mmmm"

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Re: A Great Deal on a HUGE harddrive???
« Reply #2 on: April 27, 2010, 11:58:06 AM »
Anyone else on this forum old enough to remember the little blinking, green rectangle on the black screen?

That and Pong. Man, we were cutting edge! :)

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Re: A Great Deal on a HUGE harddrive???
« Reply #3 on: April 29, 2010, 10:42:20 AM »
I remember both of those, but only because in my country, technology was always 20 years behind!
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