By Carl Weese

My new camera uses SD cards instead of Compact Flash cards. Is it just me, or does anyone else marvel at the technical accomplishment...
...of getting all that data into such a small package, but at the same time...
...think that these things are so small they are actually more difficult to handle than those big, clunky, late 20th-century CF cards?

Posted by: CARL WEESE

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by Mark Myers: In reference to Carl’s post, I offer the following…

Guess what this is:

It's a hard disk in 1956....

The volume and size of 5MB of memory storage in 1956. In September 1956 IBM launched the 305 RAMAC, the first computer with a hard disk drive (HDD). The HDD weighed over a ton and stored 5MB of data.

Let us start appreciating our gigabyte-sized memory cards!


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