Wednesday, February 20, 2008

New memory stick

I manage to impress my colleagues by acquiring a 32 gigabyte memory stick, a substantial upgrade from it's 512 megabyte precessor, bought about 3 years ago. They both look more or less identical, see picture.

The old and the new

The new one contains one million times as much memory as the first computer I ever used, a BBC micro. If there's one thing that gives you faith in Progress with a capital P, it's the exponentially-increasing amounts of computer memory one can buy, in conjunction with increasingly convenient and robust formats. I am guessing that in a year or two, no new laptops will have hard drives, it will all be solid-state and much more compact.

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