Justin du Coeur (jducoeur) wrote,
Justin du Coeur

Moore's Law is my friend...

... including its variants for other dimensions of computing. In this case, storage.

The CD of MP3s I'm currently burning is the one that will break the camel's back. For a long time now, I've been gradually ripping our CD collection to MP3, to listen to it on the iPod. This was a very slow process previously, but now that I'm working less than ten feet from the CD collection it's accelerated a lot -- I'm rating and ripping around four discs a day.

Last week I synch'ed the iPod, and realized that it was finally at capacity: there isn't room for another tranche of music. So msmemory got me, for a birthday present, a new iPod, which arrived yesterday. It's not a Touch, it's not an iPhone, and it's not a teeny-weeny Nano -- indeed, it looks just like my old iPod, except that the new one is black. But the new one has a preposterously huge 160 Gig hard drive in it: enough to hold our entire CD collection, plus a few movies should they strike my fancy.

Happiness is the right tool for the job -- this thing should have enough capacity to keep me for years. But a part of me is kind of boggled, when I think back to the boat-anchor-sized 5 Meg drive I started college with, and compare it with this pocket-sized gargantua...

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