The Times They Are A-Changin’

trs80-spacersWhen I got my first hard drive, it was a massive 10 Mb.  Why would I need one that large?    I would never be able to fill it up.   And it was a huge price tag also (understanding that my first system, a Radio Shack TRS80 Model II, cost over $4,000 with 64K of memory, 2-500K 8 inch floppy drives and no hard drive.)

Last week, I purchased  a portable drive that is over 100,000 times larger than that first hard drive for less than $40 after rebate.  Boy have things changed in what seems like only a few years.

Then, of course, our “high tech games” consisted of Pong, Space Invaders and Star Trek.  It will be exciting to see what is in store for our tech future.

But no matter how advanced we get, the old computer adage will still apply.  GIGO.  Garbage In, Garbage Out.

And the other adage that junk will expand to fill the space available also applies.

Some things never change regardless of the technology.


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