blog avatar2016-07-13

Computer memory is kind of a fascinating thing. I clearly remember February of 1995, going downtown to Tesseract Computers to purchase a whopping (and expensive) 5 megs of RAM so that I could play the newly released Star Wars: Dark Forces. I remember when a single gigabyte was considered massive. I remember memory cards that only held megs, not gigs.

Today, I have about 5 Terabytes of space on my computer, and carry around a thumb drive that holds 64 gigs. It boggles the mind how fast memory expands and contracts. That is to say, how quickly a large amount of memory can be stored in a small amount of physical space. We’re not terribly far away from thumb drives that will hold Terabytes of data, and that’s just astounding to me.