|Today I received a mail forward from one of my engineering class-mate, which I've posted to the left. Initially I was wondering if the huge box in the picture was some defense equipment. After reading through the mail, I was really surprised.|
Its a hard disk in 1956!!! Just see the size of 5MB memory storage then. The mail goes further: In September 1956 IBM launched the 305 RAMAC, the first computer with a hard disk drive(HDD). The HDD weighed over a ton and stored 5MB of data.
I checked out at the archives site to make sure it is true. Ever thought how things in tech were some 50 years back?
Nanotechnology will enable the design of an object on all length scales. Things changed, changed and changed. Many contributed in many ways to the evolution of Technology. We've changed from Mainframe era to client/server era and now to an On Demand era.
Today, IBM is Innovator's innovator. I wonder what it will be in half a century from now!
What can be more and beyond Innovation? Can you think of anything? I guess it all starts with people. Let me know.
The Social Experience
From archive: November 2006 X
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Free and Open Source Software (FOSS.IN) is being held between Nov 24 and 26 in Bangalore at National Science Symposium Centre of the Indian Institute of Science (IISc). It started out as a small pavilion in BangaloreIT.com in 1999 and last year around 3000 visited, along with the who's who of Linux and the open source world. This time the Talks distribution is such that 60% is Technical, 10% is Evangelism, 10% is FOSS in Education and the rest is Others(business/promos??). There are 3 speakers from the Systems and Technology Lab, IBM India talking on Linux/Best Practices in Linux Testing/Zenoss.
I plan to attend over the weekend, after I complete some off-campus interviews and once I get a pass (a colleague of mine said he'll try to arrange for one).
Its a great feeling, that I'm the first IBMer from IBM India, to blog at devWorks. Since the past 6 months or so, I've been blogging internally, sharing my Open Experience (IBM only). I'd like to thank the devWorks blogging team for getting it ready within a short time and gifting this on my birthday. Yes, today is my birthday and I was recollecting some of the software projects/initiatives celebrating their birthday in this month. Some of which I could gather are:
I'm sure there might be some other significant projects celebrating their anniversary in the month of November. Let me know and stay tuned at my blog :-).[Read More]