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LWW
01-31-2012, 05:50 AM
http://i70.photobucket.com/albums/i99/gibbj77/Stuff/305RAMAC.jpg

The IBM 350 RAMAC of 1956 ... world's first hard drive.

Capable of storing a massive .00008 gigabytes of data on each it's 50 disks.

It leased for the measly sum of $3,200.00 per month, or it could be bought outright for $57,000.00.

It's "GREEN" factor is best explained by it's power consumption of 2,374 watts and that in operation it generated 8,100 BTU/hour of heat.

cushioncrawler
01-31-2012, 03:07 PM
The chineze made a smaller lighter one than that.
It woz a box with 20 guys with 20 abacus.
mac.

cushioncrawler
01-31-2012, 03:10 PM
The chineze box only cost $32.00 per month -- but u hadta wheel it to a chineze restaurant every nite.
mac.

Soflasnapper
01-31-2012, 04:32 PM
A thumb drive, if you're Paul Bunyan, or a Titan perhaps!

I thought the 5-stack on the IBM 1230s were primitive! LOL!

Qtec
02-01-2012, 01:15 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: cushioncrawler</div><div class="ubbcode-body">The chineze made a smaller lighter one than that.
It woz a box with 20 guys with 20 abacus.
mac. </div></div>


LOL

Q

LWW
02-01-2012, 04:11 AM
http://cordsplus.com/newimages/1stwirelessl.jpg

From 1973, the "ROVAFONE" cordless telephone ... the world's first.

Weighing in at a mere 11 pounds, this $400.00 wonder allowed you to walk around as far as your own backyard and still converse around the world.

Qtec
02-01-2012, 04:33 AM
I see a cord.

Q

LWW
02-01-2012, 06:35 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Qtec</div><div class="ubbcode-body">I see a cord.

Q </div></div>

That's the handset to the phone ... and it required that one carry the entire telephone.