Back in the 80’s when I took home my first 8080 PC, the program was on one five inch floppy while the OS ran on the other 360K disk. Then came the 80286>80386 and the hard drive.
Soon after the introduction of the hard drive a 1200bps modem was added.
Shareware came on floppies collected at monthly PCUG meetings. Geeks Only!!!
Next was the 486 and the 5600 baud modem. It was believed for a moment that we had plateaued in information sharing. What fools!
This bit of nostalgia was brought about by a review of programs evaluated over the past year. We kept all of the installation files on our backup 250 Gig back-up drive. That being full, we are now moving the 2005-2007 files to the second 500 Gig back-up drive.
With the 160 Gig drive on the laptop, the total storage connected to this little laptop come to 960 Gig, or .96 Terabyte.
960,000,000K vs. 360K-X2 in twenty or so years. There was no way I could’ve imagined making that leap in so short a time. What more do we get out of this memory? A great deal if managed rightly. Too much to handle, if we don’t.
Maybe I’ll go back into politics…