I recently came upon a really old (in tech years) piece of storage that was hidden in a drawer deep inside an old Dell Axim Pocket PC that Arthur and I used 10 years ago. These little PDA’s were our life lines for saving information and getting access to it in that era not all that long ago before the word “smartphone” was even a word and cloud computing was only the barest pipe dream of tech savants.
Here’s what ten years of tech innovation does to storage. The top is an old SanDisk 32MB CompactFlash card which plugged into those old pocket PC’s. A whole 32 MEGABYTES!!!
Below that? A modern 32GB (GIGABYTE!) Lexar Micro Secure Digital storage card (you can barely call it a card).
Even for those of us who have been through this information revolution of the last 20 odd years…seeing something like this still blows me away.