Archive for October, 2010

Libraryman

256 Gigabytes

256 GBs
Gigabytes! 1/4 of a terabyte! And I picked it up for $90. What a world we live in, eh? Hello Moore’s Law!

I’ll often track the development of some components in computers when I do presentations as both a storytelling tool and as a way to make an impact on folks as we think about the future of the library and technology. And this always seems to help get the point across. I remember, back in 2006 when I first started talking about USBs in gadget presentations, I’d show this slide. First I’d show the capacity. Then I’d show the price. Think about it in light of the drive I got this week for $89. Wow!!

64GB USB for sale in 2006 for $5469