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Monday, January 6, 2014

57 years ago, the first hard drive was introduced.

It was as big as a washing machine, weighed more than a ton, had 50 separate magnetic platters... and stored all of 5 megabytes --- about as much as one MP3 or full-res digital pic.

Story: http://www.wired.com/wiredenterprise/2014/01/tech-time-warp-ibm-ramac

(thnx: @Alyssa_Milano, @matthiasrascher)