I like to occasionally look around my hard drive with no particular file in mind and just look at the sheer amount of data at my disposal, and marvel that it's almost full. It's a 1TB drive WD, and I got it in June 2008 for $170, 30 bucks off. It looks like the godamn monolith from 2001, mixed with a Cylon eye scanning back and forth, back and forth...
Ahem. Anyway, last Black Friday I got my dad the same (but "upgraded"; it looks even more 2001 monolithy, but the only connector is usb, not the eSATA and Firewire mine has) model for $60, 30 bucks off. Oh, and it's half the size. I shudder to think what Moore's law (expanded version) might lead to even 10 years from now.
Oh, and I can relate to the allure of libraries thing. I'm actually considering becoming a librarian- first option is a Historian.
miles wrote:I've only had one SD card which was a 128mb, same like I only have a 512mb flash drive, who actually needs more??
Anyone taking pictures? I took 6 2 gig SD cards with me to the Galapagos and generally filled 3 a day (brought a laptop too). And my 4 gig flash drive came in handy when my hard drive fried and it had the only copy left of many of my files. What are you doing that you don't
find extra space useful? Writing Word documents?
Shale wrote:The first time I picked up a MicroSD card it freaked me out for exactly that reason. It's smaller than my pinky fingernail, and yet it holds more data than my first three computers put together. That's just freaky.
Haha yes, we now laugh at this comic for being true, but in a few years we will laugh for it being outdated.
Oh man, I was talking with someone the other day about how lame it was when we had to use floppies because the school computers wouldn't read flash drives, and my dad got kind of sad and told us how excited he was when 3 1/2 floppies came out...
A. Smith wrote:I had to check it in...
A big Darth Vader no for you, sir
capncanuck wrote: browservangalist
I do believe you have invented a new word. Congratulations!
"This is the word according to Google. Thanks be to Google!"
+5 to those who recognize the denomination.
brinhe wrote:On topic:
I wonder where my flash drive is...
I've lost at least 4 over the years. Most were empty or nearly so at the time, but one... erm, had "stuff" on it.
Comic JK wrote:Any smaller and they'll have to build them into our thumbs so we won't lose them.
Or directly into our heads, if we could get some sort of interface...
I remember that Doctor Who episode!
To this day my favorite geek quote is from Johnny Mnemonic: "I can carry nearly 80 gigs of data in my head." Although I guess he could have stored more if he put MicroSD cards under all of his fingernails.
160 with a doubler, don't forget.
ijuin wrote:The MicroSD card is very close to the minimum physical size for a data medium that can be manipulated by human hands without damaging it or losing it when dropped onto the floor. I expect that we will only see physically smaller memory devices as permanently-attached components of a device.
Well, sure. The idea isn't to decrease the size of the card any further, it's to increase the amount of data that card can store.