Fuck removable media.
Joseph S. Barrera III
jsb at polymathy.org
Sun Oct 26 22:26:44 PST 2003
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.
Jim Gray has been tracking media costs for years and years.
You should visit his site http://research.microsoft.com/~Gray/
and look at some of the papers e.g.
which talks about using inexpensive disks for backup and data exchange.
I know he and I had conversations about tape being dead dead dead
before I left Microsoft, and that was in 1999.
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