Sunday, February 6, 2011

A brief history of [portable] data storage

For your Sunday morning viewing pleasure: a brief, fun overview of data storage media from the punchcard to the USB keychain drive. As creator Alan Warburton freely admits, this video is not comprehensive. You won't see any 8-inch floppies, Zip disks, DVDs, or many other types of portable media, and it makes no mention of the internal hard drives that have enabled us to manage vast quantities of data. However, it nicely covers than 60 years of technological evolution in slightly less than two minutes.

HT to Rosemary in ND for drawing this video to my attention.

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