[FoRK] Or... 1 TB for free
eugen at leitl.org
Wed May 19 12:26:36 PDT 2004
On Wed, May 19, 2004 at 12:07:54PM -0700, Joseph S. Barrera III wrote:
> E.g. I remember a single floppy in '79 feeling about as roomy as
> the average laptop disk (20GB or 40GB) now. In fact when I
Did anyone play with FORTH screens on 720 k floppies? 68k FORTH at 7.1 MHz
was very usable, and it could compile as fast as a Quantum 120LPS could
There might be a revival of minimalist machines, at least among hobbyists,
when organic/polymer electronic kits hit the streets.
> think about storage on the IMSAI, it seems incredible that it
> didn't have a hard disk. And yet I remember several years later,
> when a professor at Harvey Mudd had bought a 10 MB disk
> for his Compaq, thinking how stupid that was because (1)
> it was far too large to back up onto floppy in any reasonable
> amount of time, and (2) there was no way anyone could fill
> up that much space.
Dunno about data (HDTV movies do need bits), but our code is
ridiculously bloated. Linux distributions are filling a complete DVD right
[root at localhost root]# df -k
Filesystem 1K-blocks Used Available Use% Mounted on
/dev/hde2 18337612 6796356 11541256 38% /
/dev/hdc1 245104192 6183264 238920928 3% /home
none 514044 0 514044 0% /dev/shm
Patently ridiculous. Compleat gcc alone is some 550 MBytes uncompressed.
Ideal gas software.
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