Randy Hunt, local CPA and 5th Barnstable District Massachusetts state representative, regularly posts his points of view regarding local, regional and national issues. (Boring!) But most of the time he just writes humorous stories. No ads. No clutter. Everything is copyrighted by Randy Hunt. To replicate an article, just email for permission.
Sunday, January 8, 2012
Sometimes bigger AND smaller is better
DEC RL01 disk drive
Cleaning out the garage the other day, I unearthed a Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC) RL01 disk. I wrote the list of contents on the label in 1981 and it made me think about how far we've come since then relative to disk/flash memory storage.
This 12-inch, single platter storage disk holds 5.2 megabytes of data. To provide some perspective, my 16 gigabyte iPod Nano, which is the size of a computer chip (including the hi-res screen), holds approximately 3,150 times more data than the RL01.