1 GB, Then and Now

1GB in 1987 and 1GB in 2007When people say that things just keep getting smaller sure aren’t kidding. Seen here is a photo comparing 1GB of storage in 1987 and same amount in 2007. Wow! (click on the image for a larger version) I once owned a Burroughs B-20 computer system. It’s hard drive was the bigger than a shoe box and fit in the bottom of this wheeled cabinet that the keyboard, monitor, and communications box sat on. I was amazed at just how big a 5MB drive was. I’m so grateful for the miniaturization of technology.

[via gizmologia, digg]