Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Storage? You Call That Storage?

As a guy who once paid $500 for a 10MB hard drive, it makes me... laugh? cry? -- I'm not sure which -- to find a 16GB iPod tossed aside on the shelf as if it were a 512KB floppy... which, of course, to Wabulon, in his programming youth, would have been an enormous data store.

1 comment:

  1. It's strange. Even though I'm aware of the sunk cost fallacy and anchoring effects from behavioral studies, and even though my $10 keychain flash drive holds more data, is more reliable and rugged, uses less power, reads and writes data faster than my old SCSI and IDE hard drives ever could ... I can't bear to throw the ol' clunkers out.


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