From Old Picture of the Day, courtesy of Instapundit. One of the great ironies of liquidating my company has meant going back ten years to when a terabyte was quite a lot of storage. Now I can put that on a portable USB drive. Our current technological infrastructure would be tight on a 20TB san. To me the next great leap will be shedding mechanical hard drives. After seeing Bitter’s MacBook Air, Solid State Hard Drives (SSDs) are definitely the way things will go.
I guess what’s also astonishing is that the technology that the 5MB drive was transported on is completely recognizable to us today, 55 years later. Computer technology has advanced far faster than transportation technology, or even our cultural ability to handle what the advances in computer technology is bringing.