4.5 Megabytes

4.5 Megabytes | HERE'S WHAT 4.5 MEGABYTES OF DATA IN 62,500 PUNCHED CARDS LOOKED LIKE IN 1955. | image tagged in megabytes,data,punch,cards | made w/ Imgflip meme maker
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Dwight Schrute Meme | FALSE THAT IS 4.5 KILOBYTES OF DATA | image tagged in memes,dwight schrute | made w/ Imgflip meme maker
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No it's 4.5 bits
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i.imgflip.com/20f68v.jpg (click to show) I actually worked on punched card equipment. A punched card has 80 columns. If each column is used, that's 80 bytes per card. A kilobyte is 1024. A Megabyte is 1024 x 1024 which equals 1,048,576. Take 1,048,576 and multiply by 4.5 to yield the 4.5 megabyte number of 4,718,592. Now divide by the 80 columns and you end up with 589,824 cards (over half a million cards). That stack appears to be a bit short to my aging eyes.
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Floppy | KIDS TODAY... WILL NEVER REMEMBER THESE EITHER. | image tagged in floppy | made w/ Imgflip meme maker
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some kids will learn about the great depression
and other historic things like: the bell system,famicom (japanese nes),Steve jobs,wwi,wwii,etc.
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well some of them are historic
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AND JUST 14 YEARS LATER | made w/ Imgflip meme maker
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And yet we can fit a terabyte in our pocket
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Were beyond even that --I have a credit card sized micro SD card holder.
It holds 8 cards and each of mine is 512GB.. and if not for the (current) price, I'd happily swap all 8 for 1TB cards... Again, the holder is literally credit card sized..

If you have the motivation, the next real hurdle is 500TB in your pocket
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