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Taken from http://aquadoc.typepad.com/aquablog/2009/0...ge-in-1956.html

 

 

 

 

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What 5 Megabytes of Storage Looked Like in 1956

 

Marty Ennis sent this a picture of an IBM Hard Disk Drive (HDD) in 1956. It weighed one ton and stored 5 MB of data. It was introduced with the 305 RAMAC computer, the first computer with a HDD.

 

And in case you're wondering what "PAA" signifies, it is 'Pan American World Airways', for many years (from the 1930s till 1991) the USA's principal international airline, now confined to the electronic dustbin of history.

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Taken from http://aquadoc.typepad.com/aquablog/2009/0...ge-in-1956.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What 5 Megabytes of Storage Looked Like in 1956

 

Marty Ennis sent this a picture of an IBM Hard Disk Drive (HDD) in 1956. It weighed one ton and stored 5 MB of data. It was introduced with the 305 RAMAC computer, the first computer with a HDD.

 

And in case you're wondering what "PAA" signifies, it is 'Pan American World Airways', for many years (from the 1930s till 1991) the USA's principal international airline, now confined to the electronic dustbin of history.

 

so smart

 

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so smart

how the plane flew in those days without onboard computer to help the pilot? :o the 5mb thiny wouldnt help...

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how the plane flew in those days without onboard computer to help the pilot? :o the 5mb thiny wouldnt help...

maybe those day pilot are very good, they dont need technology that advance to help them fly...

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maybe those day pilot are very good, they dont need technology that advance to help them fly...

Thats right. Last time no GPS.

 

The pilot had to learn to navigate with a compass

 

and a piece of string.

 

Now if you crash on a desert island and the GPS is broke,

 

the pilot won't know where he is.

 

:D

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maybe those day pilot are very good, they dont need technology that advance to help them fly...

i am not joking:- maybe they use calculator or slide rule (if you are old enough to know these things) instead of relying on computer :D

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Thats right. Last time no GPS.

 

The pilot had to learn to navigate with a compass

 

and a piece of string.

 

Now if you crash on a desert island and the GPS is broke,

 

the pilot won't know where he is.

 

:D

dont worry, his iPhone got gps.... :D

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Andes crash and no one can find plane due to lack of technology. It would be the one & only time that people eat people for survival...

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i knew Pan Am from Catch me if you can. love that show. [:p]

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