Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2007/03/18

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Subject: [Leica] Re:SD cards in M8
From: jsmith342 at (Jeffery Smith)
Date: Sun Mar 18 09:35:06 2007

It took grant money for us to be able to afford 64Kb of memory for the lab's
"CompuColor" computer back in the early 80's.

Jeffery Smith
New Orleans, LA

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[] On Behalf Of Adam
Sent: Sunday, March 18, 2007 11:58 AM
To: Leica Users Group
Subject: Re: [Leica] Re:SD cards in M8

My first "real" computer was a DEC PDP-11/23. It had 64K(!) of RAM and a
huge, I say HUGE, as in VAST 5 MB hard drive. Of course the entire operating
system footprint was 4 KB, 8 KB if I elected to use the non-overlayed
version. Later we had the PDP-11/70 on a chip (the J11 I think it was
called) and it address 4MB of RAM that cost at least $4k.

Today even small drivers take 4k and just the space lost in formatting a
typical hard drive totals more than the entire disk capacity I owned in the
first 10, no make it 15, years of computing.

I wish I had kept the VAXstation I had which was a wonderful machine with a
rock-solid OS (VAX/VMS). Ah well . . . the good ol' days.


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