Monday, June 21, 2010

What's In This Picture?

Hint: the picture was taken in 1956 ...when Pan American Airways was still around.

It's a hard disk drive from back in 1956... with 5 MB of storage.

In September 1956 IBM launched the 305 RAMAC, the first 'SUPER' computer
with a hard disk drive.

The HDD weighed over a ton and stored an astonsihing 5 MB of data.

Don't you appreciate your 8 GB USB memory stick a bit more now?

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