The gigabyte of yesteryear…

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by Mike
Posted February 24th, 2009 at 7:13 am

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*Old GB*

What better way to start a Tuesday morning than with a trip down memory lane.  Do you walk through your office or listen to one of your friends complain about how their 250+ gig hard drive is getting low on space?  Remember when computer storage was considered generous and “huge” when it came with a meaty 50MB hard drive?   Of course we think “Wow, how long a go was that?”.  It wasn’t really that long ago…15-20 years.  A lot in the computer world has changed since then with storage capacity being just one area.  In your Sunday ads for big electronic giants such as Best Buy, hhgreg, ABC Warehouse, etc, you’ll see memory cards, flash drives, and portable hard drives all at sizes exponentially smaller than storage mediums of past with many times the storage to boot. So it is in good spirits that I present the image above (1GB in 1988) compared with the image below which shows (1GB in 2008). Laugh away but just remember, 20 years from now our children will look back on our tech and laugh at us!

*New GB*

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Source: Crave, Toxic Junction *old pic*, Legit Reviews *new pic*

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  • Gib
    February 25, 2009 at 10:42 am
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    Just blows my mind how fast the tech world is changing. our kids will most certainly mock us when we talk about the good old days

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