***F*** removable media.
lrivers at mac.com
Sun Oct 26 17:41:56 PST 2003
On Oct 26, 2003, at 7:20 PM, jbone at place.org wrote:
> Everybody was asleep.
> Something really interesting happened in the mid-late 90s: the cost
> of a megabyte of fixed / networked storage passed (on the downside)
> the cost of a megabyte of removable media, with operational costs
> figured in.
> This changed everything. Almost nobody has realized it yet.
> Are there apps for removable that fixed can't fulfill? Sure, but (a)
> they're few and far between, given pervasive networking and (b)
> they're mostly very, very small apps in terms of storage needs.
> Quarter a meg?
> Screw that --- per CompUSA ***today*** we're at $1 / 1GB, and headed
> Think forward, folks.
> What would YOU do w/ a petabyte of storage accessible at 1Gb/s
Have a continuous backup of everything such that I could get back to a
point-in-time for any file I had ever touched. Filtering out caches and
That would be nice...
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