Great short video – Shift Happens

I picked this up off of Joe Healy’s business blog.
What a great video!  Everyone should watch it.  For those of us who have been around for a while, it just drives home that what we’ve seen so far is nothing compared to what’s coming! 
My first home computer had 4k of memory – notepad.exe in Windows Vista takes around 150k. 
The first terminal I used had a 300 (30 characters / sec) baud modem. My current broadband connection is 800,000 characters / sec.
The first floppy disc I messed with was 8" across.  The first one I owned was a 5.25" single sided floppy that stored 160k and it cost several hundred dollars, in the early 1980’s.  Hard drives will reach roughly one terabyte this year (something like 6 million times as big).  For $500.
The first LCD monitor I bought was 16" and cost well over $1000.  Today I run a 24" that cost under $700.  And that’s in just 5 years.
Imagine where the next 10, 20 and 30 years will take us!

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