Posted by Jim Jagielski on Monday, May 8. 2006 in Junk Drawer

When I first started with Unix, I was given a disk quota of 50 blocks, and was happy that I had such a huge amount, since I was one of the student SysAdmins at Hopkins. Just this weekend, I replaced my 60GB OS X disk with a 120GB one, to supplement the other attached storage I have to my now-growing-even-longer-in-the-tooth Dual G4 PowerMac. All toll, I have about 600GB of hard disk storage on this beast. This includes some stuff that is pretty extraneous. For example, I'm in the process of moving some old VHS tapes to DVD, so a good size chunk of all that are the iMovie and iDVD files. But still: Geez! In the space of a little bit more than 25 years, I've seen my own, personal disk storage "requirements" expand by a factor of about 7 orders of magnitude. Seems a bit excessive to me...

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