Would others on the list like to help this fellow out? Bet he'll get some
interesting recollections from this bunch. ;-)
Please respond directly to the author. Also, Bill Whitson has indicated
he'll try again, this weekend, to make it to my place. Let's all root for
him, OK? ;-)
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From: andrewl(a)rd.bbc.co.uk (Andrew Lipscombe)
Date: Fri, 29 Aug 97 12:31:54 BST
Subject: Old data storage devices
I am currently researching into the history of off-line and on-line storage
as part of a project. Specifically I am looking for information regarding
what $100 (or 100 pounds) would buy at five year intervals from 1960, 1965
etc up to the present day. Or the price per megabyte at the same interval.
Any information you can provide with regards to price of tape, disk,
paper/punchcard, drum etc storage since the first RAMAC would be very useful
indeed. There are several graphs available for predicting future trends, but
I am looking specifically for data from the past. It doesn't have to be
comprehensive info, in fact just a few ballpark figures would do very nicely!
In fact I'm after any half-remembered original prices of any hard or floppy
drives that you may have acquired!
Thanks in advance for your help,
ps if you can't help, could you please pass this message onto someone who
be able to. Cheers
Bruce Lane, Sysop, The Dragon's Cave BBS (Fidonet 1:343/272)
(Hamateur: WD6EOS) (E-mail: kyrrin2(a)wizards.net)
"Our science can only describe an object, event, or living thing in our own
human terms. It cannot, in any way, define any of them..."