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Saturday, August 26, 2006
  Dangermouse
My eldest daughter pointed out that Dangermouse was dated by the evil supercomputer saying "kneel before my 500 Megabytes". When I was a lad ... we had the SDK 85 which was programmed in machine code and had a memory counted in K.
 
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In MUMPS the standard said that, IIRC, every program module had to me smaller than 5k and the entire memory space for that process was allocated 19,000 bytes.

Multi-user banking systems on PDP-11s with 512k RAM...:)

Then along came Oracle...:)
 
Don't get me started on this.

My first Spectrum had a whopping 16k of memory. My first hard drive was 100Mb, I well remember selling customers PCs and persuading them to upgrade to 16Mb to get better performance out of Windows 3.1. I've still got an elderly iP133 MHz PC sitting on my home network with a decent 1Gb HDD.

I've just bought a new desktop with 2Gb of memory and 300Gb of hard drive to play with.

That sort of pace of change makes me feel very old.
 
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