Thursday, September 13, 2007

And The Headphones Were The Size Of Sweden

Today marks the 51st anniversary of the invention of the computer hard drive. The unit weighed about a ton and was the size of two refrigerators. Its 50 spinning iron oxide discs--each one about 24 inches in diameter--held a whopping five megabytes of memory.

Coincidentally, tomorrow will be the 51st anniversary of the very first iPod Nano, which was roughly the size of Finland.

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