The History of Digital Storage

Amazing. Take a look at how far digital storage has come! I remember using punch cards (and rolls) in the old days!
Love the detail at the bottom of the infographic:

  • 4.4MB of storage cost $3,200 per month in 1956
  • thumb drivers were almost $50 for 8MB in 2000
  • the comparisons of IBM 350’s and iPod shuffles!

From Mashable:

The whirring hard drives that once occupied entire university labs held but a fraction of the data we carry in our pockets every day — and that’s only 50 years of progress.

Today, as we move further into the cloud, and witness the latest and greatest pocket media devices, we thought it fitting to take a look back at how far we’ve come on our quest to store as much information in as little space as possible. 

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