<html><head><meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html charset=iso-8859-1"></head><body style="word-wrap: break-word; -webkit-nbsp-mode: space; -webkit-line-break: after-white-space;">Chad,<div><br></div><div>  You do realize that $3200/mth was seed money that built the 1 - 2 TB hard drives you can now buy for ~$100, right?<div apple-content-edited="true"><div style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 12px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: normal; orphans: auto; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: auto; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; word-wrap: break-word; -webkit-nbsp-mode: space; -webkit-line-break: after-white-space;"><br><br></div>
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<br><div><div>On Nov 25, 2013, at 12:13 PM, Chad Smith <<a href="mailto:chad78@gmail.com">chad78@gmail.com</a>> wrote:</div><br class="Apple-interchange-newline"><blockquote type="cite"><div dir="ltr"><div class="gmail_extra">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.</div>

<div class="gmail_extra"><br></div><div class="gmail_extra">($3,200 in 1956 is $27,476 today - which would be $38,400 annually - $329,712 today.)<br><br>According to this:  <a href="http://www2.census.gov/prod2/popscan/p60-025.pdf">http://www2.census.gov/prod2/popscan/p60-025.pdf</a></div>

<div class="gmail_extra"><br></div><div class="gmail_extra">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.</div><div class="gmail_extra"><br></div>

<div class="gmail_extra">(Or almost 35 women, who average $1,100 at the same time.)</div><div class="gmail_extra"><br></div><div class="gmail_extra"><br clear="all"><div><font size="4"><i><span style="font-family:garamond,serif">-</span><font style="font-family:garamond,serif"> Chad W. Smith</font></i></font><div>

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<br><br><div class="gmail_quote">On Mon, Nov 25, 2013 at 11:07 AM, Chad Smith <span dir="ltr"><<a href="mailto:chad78@gmail.com" target="_blank">chad78@gmail.com</a>></span> wrote:<br><blockquote class="gmail_quote" style="margin:0px 0px 0px 0.8ex;border-left-width:1px;border-left-color:rgb(204,204,204);border-left-style:solid;padding-left:1ex">

<div dir="ltr">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.</div>


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<br><br><div class="gmail_quote">On Mon, Nov 25, 2013 at 9:45 AM, Nick Smith <span dir="ltr"><<a href="mailto:nick@nicksmith.us" target="_blank">nick@nicksmith.us</a>></span> wrote:<br><blockquote class="gmail_quote" style="margin:0px 0px 0px 0.8ex;border-left-width:1px;border-left-color:rgb(204,204,204);border-left-style:solid;padding-left:1ex">


<div dir="ltr">Saw this last week and thought it was pretty interesting...<div><br></div><div><a href="http://telstarlogistics.typepad.com/telstarlogistics/2010/01/on-air-freight-and-old-hard-disk-drives.html" target="_blank">http://telstarlogistics.typepad.com/telstarlogistics/2010/01/on-air-freight-and-old-hard-disk-drives.html</a><br>



</div><div><br></div><div>Thats a whole 5 megs.....and much bigger.....</div></div><div class="gmail_extra"><br><br><div class="gmail_quote"><div>On Mon, Nov 25, 2013 at 10:37 AM, Ed King <span dir="ltr"><<a href="mailto:chevyiinova@bellsouth.net" target="_blank">chevyiinova@bellsouth.net</a>></span> wrote:<br>



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<span><span>John may remember this beast.  <br>

<br></span><a href="http://s318813070.onlinehome.us/tech/bigun.jpg" target="_blank">http://s318813070.onlinehome.us/tech/bigun.jpg</a><br><br>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<br>



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