A friend in Oz sent me this photo:[IMG]click here[/IMG]. It shows the IBM 305 RAMAC, which I believe was the world's first computer hard drive; it was introduced in 1956, weighed more than a ton and could store just 5MB of data.
Fifty years later I carry a flash drive on my keyring. It gives me instant access to 1GB of data and cost me £7.99.
Any more examples of the incredible pace of computer development?
When I was in Redmond in January we were shown around the small but fun computing museum, where I was amused to see packaging for the boxed version of OS2/Warp, which my dad ran on one of his early home PCs, and a Mac Classic, on which I first learned to lay out pages in the late 1980s.