Friday, April 15, 2016

"Moore's law"

Hard to believe that 32 gigabytes of storage for my tablet computer fits on the tip of my finger...and that 256 GB is the current max amount available on a micro SD card (for under $100).  85,96,58,0,B

9 comments:

Bizmark said...

Yup.... that's alien technology, isn't it ?? :-)

Dizzy-Dick said...

Yes it is remarkable how fast technology has advanced in my life time. I can remember my Grandpa showing me the interior of the cab of the steam locomotive of which he was engineer. It was hot and noisy. Ooops, am I giving my age away??

Larry G said...

but back THEN - that locomotive WAS - State of the ART! Back in those days that locomotive was THEIR "gigabytes"!

and 20-30 years from now - that micro sd chip is going to seem like that noisy locomotive to those folks - no doubt!

Ted Webb said...

I date back to 400 baud when it jumped 1200 and then 2400 baud ,My thought at the time it can't get any better. I have no clue what the bit rates are at the present time. A long way from the 8 inch floppy disk to the present

Bizmark said...

Just for reference... the same physical size 256 gb version of that memory card that sits on John's finger can roughly hold 173,558,528 pages of plain text. If it took you 30 seconds to read each page, that's just over 165 years of continuous reading, 24/7/365..... real world, slightly less after formatting, but that's just amazing!

Margery Bills said...

I learned how to use the wireless telegraph with morse code like the one my grandfather used in Wyoming when he was the railroad man in the small station at the beginning of 1900.

Margery Bills said...

I remember wearing the hoop skirts from the 1800's before it was all given away or discarded as old time and useless. I thought the hoop skirts were neat and swung around in them and liked the way they swayed.

Margery Bills said...

My area here is zoned but now there is a young bull across the street. Allowed because of 4-H. I remember when I was 10 and skipped school and went to the Museum of Science and Industry for the day. There was an imitation farm. Neat for an inner city south side gang leader. But there was a mooing cow with a moving mouth and this artificial Holstein was big. I actually got down on my knees and crawled past it.

Sam Finn said...

I remember my first handheld Motorola transistor radio in the 1950's ... it was so cool!