this day in history

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  • #2258

    squiergfx
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    in the name of more space

    In 1974, Mike Thomas was making five-meg disk packs – the biggest in the world, at the time. But IBM, Burroughs, Honeywell and other major computer makers said no one would ever need that much storage. In 1989, Bill Gates said a PC would never need more than 256 kbytes of cache memory and 40 megabytes of hard drive storage. And yet today’s PC has on average 64 megabytes of cache and 20 to 60 gigabyte hard drives. In short, Thomas predicted the need for mega storage systems in 1974, and he’s still at it. In fact, as far as he’s concerned, the need isn’t diminishing – it’s increasing. The world needs storage capacity. Lots of capacity, he says – which not at all coincidentally also makes possible the development of hundreds of amazing systems. And that’s why he now runs a company called, appropriately, Colossal Storage. Imagine a computer with amazing processing power, a 3D display (literally, not figuratively) instant response, able to run every available OS and application at the same time, virtually no power consumption, zero moving parts and complete security – and whose physical component is about the size of a pack of playing cards. That’s not all. It would also hold every music CD and movie DVD you ever owned, or will own, and still leave space for not only your family album, but your brother’s, sister’s, aunt’s and uncle’s too. And no more expensive upgrades. As better designs and firmware became available, you’d simply send the Optocom back to the maker and its holographic circuitry would be re-programmed with new circuits and firmware. Optocom? It reads like science fiction but it’s short for Optical Computer, and it’s based on firm science fact, says Michael Thomas, inventor of the atomic holographic nanotechnology that will make it possible, and it would only cost about $1,000.

    wow what a mind fuck

  • #11386

    jfmangano
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    Your copying is getting worse. That, too, wasn’t written by you, and now you’re calling it “This Day in History.” I hope this won’t be used on a consistent basis as a different label for the same borrowed, boring stories. Besides, that used to be a feature of mine before the haikus became my thing. Speaking of haikus, I need to write one. :shock:

  • #11390

    Gman
    Keymaster

    Thank you come again. :D

  • #11393

    squiergfx
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  • #11395

    Gman
    Keymaster

    I’m not going to say anything back to that… because it would go something like this:

    I hate you.

    So I won’t say anything.

  • #11417

    Ranman311
    Moderator

    thank you gman for showing a little restraint

    8)

  • #11420

    UltimaLink
    Member

    i already said this about 3 times now, just post the link from where you got it

  • #11423

    Gman
    Keymaster

    He’ll never learn.

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