Two IBM computer hard drives, 1984 and 1999.

Richardson, Claire

Two IBM computer hard drives, 1984 and 1999.
3 4 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 26cm

Description

This photograph startlingly demonstrates the impact of miniaturisation on computer technology. The large disc is from an IBM system of 1984 and can hold 4 Megabytes of information, compared with the smaller hard disc from a 1999 personal computer which can hold 6 Gigabytes, some 1500 times more information.

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