November 13, 2012

Signs of progress


FactHive (@FactHive)

Price of 1 gigabyte of storage over time:
1981 $300,000
1987 $50,000
1990 $10,000
1994 $1,000
1997 $100
2000 $10
2004 $1
2012 $0.10






1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The friend who taught me programming 37 years ago that, if memory were a penny per KB (address spaces were smaller then), manufacturers could still sell every KB they could make.

And he was right. Today, 8GB (8 million KB) costs 4000 pennies, which is only 1/2000 of the price my friend imagined.

Imagine what it might be in another 37 years.