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I'm definitely feeling old this morning when I think of the technical advances in my lifetime. I was at Dunstable in 1959 when the METO bought there new Ferranti Mercury computer which used paper tapes! It was about the size of a bungalow.

 

Anyway anyone for a new Hard drive? You couldn't fit this in your smart phone.

 

This image is from 1956: A 5 megabyte IBM hard drive is loaded into an airplane. It weighed over a 1000kg

https://twitter.com/SciencePorn

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I'm definitely feeling old this morning when I think of the technical advances in my lifetime. I was at Dunstable in 1959 when the METO bought there new Ferranti Mercury computer which used paper tapes! It was about the size of a bungalow.

 

Anyway anyone for a new Hard drive? You couldn't fit this in your smart phone.

 

This image is from 1956: A 5 megabyte IBM hard drive is loaded into an airplane. It weighed over a 1000kg

https://twitter.com/SciencePorn

One photo on my camera is about 5 megabytes makes you think.

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