Note to Self:

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Amazing (and a little scary)

 
This is a 1-gig flash drive that one of my dogs mistook for a small chew toy. After I retrieved it from his mouth I looked at it a little closer. This teeny device is capable of holding 500,000 books. At a quick estimation I probably have about 1000 books in my house. The thought that they (and 500 times them) can fit in this teeny thing is both amazing and a little scary to me. And even more scary is that ten years from now (or much less) this flash drive will look like a cumbersome giant. I truly hope that books never entirely disappear.

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WestfieldWanderer said...
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WestfieldWanderer said...

...and, probably, in ten years time you won't have the equipment to read those electronic books, because it will have long been obsolete and replaced. (Anyone got the kit to read a Sony Laser Disc? No. Didn't think so.)
But in ten years time, the paper books should still be readable. And without plugging them in. It's a good job that the Anglo Saxon Chronicles, The Domesday Book and so on were not created on electronic media...