Seeking disruptive tech

Rich Alderson RichA at
Thu Dec 11 13:24:47 CST 2014

From: Tapley, Mark
Sent: Thursday, December 11, 2014 8:26 AM

> Tape -> floppy -> hard drives were evolutionary and the year-on-year
> compound interest in volume stored is amazing, but only as seen over a
> decade or three. (Although, seen from the perspective of a century,
> that'll maybe look somewhat disruptive).

Evolutionarily, that should be

    wire => metal tape => plastic tape => metal disks => floppy disks

over more than three decades, right?


Rich Alderson
Vintage Computing Sr. Systems Engineer
Living Computer Museum
2245 1st Avenue S
Seattle, WA 98134

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