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Subject:Re: "Old School Article" From:"Susan W Gallagher" <susanwg -at- gmail -dot- com> To:"Sam Beard" <sbeard -at- oico -dot- com> Date:Wed, 21 May 2008 10:35:15 -0700
I remember back in the late 80s, I was teaching a word processing class and
one of the students was a hardware engineer. This was just about the time
when the 3.5" diskette was new. And I remember very clearly, when we were
talking about storage media, that he said, "You know, we are rapidly
approaching the limit for data storage. You're never going to see anything
smaller than that diskette."
Every time I pull my 2Gig SD card out of my camera, I think about that guy
and wonder what he's doing now.<G>
On 5/21/08, Sam Beard <sbeard -at- oico -dot- com> wrote:
> I recently heard something about holographic data storage coming out
> rather soon. The story mentioned something about the ability to hold 80
> movies (or a number very like that) on one DVD! The drives are
> apparently available now, but the cost is pretty high (something like
> $25,000). This story said that they should be available sometime within
> a year or two and be significantly less than that.
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