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    Quote Originally Posted by jackhoying View Post
    My first hard drive was a 10MB, but it came in a computer for about $3000.00 in 1980. I remember upgrading to a 20MB drive a year later and thinking that I'd never run out of storage space!!
    Yup. I used to sell the heck out of the 20Mb & 40Mb half-height Seagate drives for the T2K.

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    I'll always remember what one of our Department Engineering Managers said when we got our new (and only) desktop PC that had a 30Meg HDD in it. His Engineers had been loading programs from Floppies (up to 10 required for one CAD program). He famously bragged, "Thirty Megabytes! We'll never need more than that!" Two years later that PC was making its way to the shredder.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Duke_of_URL View Post
    I'll always remember what one of our Department Engineering Managers said when we got our new (and only) desktop PC that had a 30Meg HDD in it. His Engineers had been loading programs from Floppies (up to 10 required for one CAD program). He famously bragged, "Thirty Megabytes! We'll never need more than that!" Two years later that PC was making its way to the shredder.
    Misjudgements about computers are all too common. In the early 1940s, IBM's president, Thomas J Watson, reputedly said: "I think there is a world market for about five computers."



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