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    In 1956...

    This is a 5MB hard disk drive, which weighed a TON in 1956.

    Make you appreciate your 2GB USB drive, doesn't it?
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    As a 20-year old in 1959 I prepared one of the first computerised payrolls in S.A. The mainframe and peripherals occupied a whole floor of the Durban Treasury, and the 5mb hard drive was about the size of a filing cabinet - I guess that was progress!

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    Hi Graeme,

    I worked for IBM from 66 to 79 in the days of the IBM 360 and then the 370.
    It filled a dance hall !
    On the "smaller" side the IBM 632 , working with valves ( Wait 30 minutes before operating !!) and the IBM 6400 with a total of 64 Kb memory. Nogal magnetic core !!
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    This is a 5MB hard disk drive, which weighed a TON in 1956.
    I was born in 1956 and weighed nothing....now I weigh a ton.

    Do you think there is some inverse parallel here?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marq View Post
    I was born in 1956 and weighed nothing....now I weigh a ton.

    Do you think there is some inverse parallel here?
    I think it has something to do with "computer viruses"
    Shows you.........even in those days they already existed.
    I have the "enlarging paunch" virus and to date non of the anti virus programs have solved this one !
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    Quote Originally Posted by Martinco View Post
    I think it has something to do with "computer viruses"
    Shows you.........even in those days they already existed.
    I have the "enlarging paunch" virus and to date non of the anti virus programs have solved this one !
    Have you tried the "Tummy Tuck.exe" ant-virus program, or the "No More Beer.bat" system resolver... On second thought... "Honey", "bring me a brew when you pass the refridgerator"...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave S View Post
    Have you tried the "Tummy Tuck.exe" ant-virus program, or the "No More Beer.bat" system resolver... On second thought... "Honey", "bring me a brew when you pass the refridgerator"...
    I have "Googled" this virus and it turns out that I needed to have a system scan done ! The result of this scan was that there were no signs indicating a fluid problem but rather too much solid data being fed into the data storage utility via the esophagus interface. It is suggested that I put on a data cap in order to reduce the flow. Eish !! the good life !
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    In 1956 I turned five and didn't have any front teeth, WOW look at me now!



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    I wonder what my 2 gig USB flash drive weighs...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave A View Post
    I wonder what my 2 gig USB flash drive weighs...
    Well Dave,
    This is easy.............depends on how much solid data you are storing. The more data the more weight.!
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