[Chugalug] big 'un

AverageSecurityGuy stephen at averagesecurityguy.info
Mon Nov 25 17:19:25 UTC 2013


Chad,

  You do realize that $3200/mth was seed money that built the 1 - 2 TB hard drives you can now buy for ~$100, right?



On Nov 25, 2013, at 12:13 PM, Chad Smith <chad78 at gmail.com> wrote:

> And at $3,200 per month (in 1956!!) they could have hired a team of people to look stuff up in those 8 books any time they needed to - and to write/rewrite the information as needed.
> 
> ($3,200 in 1956 is $27,476 today - which would be $38,400 annually - $329,712 today.)
> 
> According to this:  http://www2.census.gov/prod2/popscan/p60-025.pdf
> 
> The average income of a man in the US in 1956 was $3,600.  So they could have hired at least 10 guys with the 5 MB money.
> 
> (Or almost 35 women, who average $1,100 at the same time.)
> 
> 
> - Chad W. Smith
> 
> 
> On Mon, Nov 25, 2013 at 11:07 AM, Chad Smith <chad78 at gmail.com> wrote:
> I don't know how they marketed that thing.  5,000,000 characters - that's about 1,000,000 words - that's about 4,000 pages - or eight 500 page books.   That thing was much much larger than a bookshelf which could hold a lot more data than that.
> 
> - Chad W. Smith
> 
> 
> On Mon, Nov 25, 2013 at 9:45 AM, Nick Smith <nick at nicksmith.us> wrote:
> Saw this last week and thought it was pretty interesting...
> 
> http://telstarlogistics.typepad.com/telstarlogistics/2010/01/on-air-freight-and-old-hard-disk-drives.html
> 
> Thats a whole 5 megs.....and much bigger.....
> 
> 
> On Mon, Nov 25, 2013 at 10:37 AM, Ed King <chevyiinova at bellsouth.net> wrote:
> John may remember this beast.  
> 
> http://s318813070.onlinehome.us/tech/bigun.jpg
> 
> thats a 10 meg (yes, meg) drive from a 1984 Texas Instrument 990 system, with a modern 3.5 drive sitting on top, for size comparison
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