Thursday, August 14, 2008

Exponential Growth

While reviewing the first 150 pages of The World Is Flat as preparation for a brief Internet introduction to a group of Minnehaha eighth graders last week, I came to a scary realization: my 16GB iPhone 3G has a larger “hard drive” (even though it’s flash based memory) than my first several desktop computers as a child. Moore’s Law, you’re creeping me out!

1 comment:

Pat said...

My first desktop computer was a Tandy 1000 with a 20MB hard drive (that's right, megabytes)

For more perspective, the calculator I had in college had a similar processor and more RAM than the desktop computer my dad had when I was born!