Memory by PaulT



PaulT
Just had an eshot from ebuyer and I noticed they have 8gb of memory for £25.

Now I can remember when 1mb of memory was £25.

Therefore, in those days 8gb of memory would have cost 200 billion pounds.
Paul

That apart Mrs Lincoln, did you enjoy the play

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Posted 22 Dec 2011, 10:06 #1 

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Duncan
I remember the days, indeed I think I still have that motherboard with the individual chips making up the 1 meg.

But I think you have your 0s in the wrong scale, I make it £200,000.
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Posted 22 Dec 2011, 13:57 #2 


PaulT
Captain Mainwaring voice: I wondered who would spot that first

Yes, whoops, you are correct Duncan - but even so still a fair cost
Paul

That apart Mrs Lincoln, did you enjoy the play

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Posted 22 Dec 2011, 14:16 #3 

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Duncan
Oh yes, almost quarter of a million for a few bytes of Ram!
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Posted 22 Dec 2011, 16:21 #4 

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Bernard
Yes, but think back a bit further when 4kB (that is 4K not a typo) was several hundred pounds.
I can't be bothered to work that out.
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Posted 22 Dec 2011, 17:50 #5 

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Jürgen
It would be a really good investment to buy memory and sell it back in the past. :mrgreen:
Well, let me think about that again. :-?
There's just one tiny flaw ...






Todays memory won't be compatible with ancient computers. :hissyfit:

:gmc:
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Posted 22 Dec 2011, 19:18 #6 

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Duncan
Bernard wrote:Yes, but think back a bit further when 4kB (that is 4K not a typo) was several hundred pounds.
I can't be bothered to work that out.

Or a 20Mb hard disc......
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Posted 23 Dec 2011, 09:45 #7 

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Bernard
I've still got a couple of the old big floppy disks, were they 10 inch dia? Not sure now, but they were 250kB, I think.
The first hard drive I bought was a 5Mb Winchester and it was around £250. The capacity was more than enough at the time as Bill hadn't interfered with computers then.
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Posted 23 Dec 2011, 10:28 #8 


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