5 megabyte hard drive being shipped out,IBM 1956.[ATTACH=full]10141[/ATTACH]


That son of a gun weighed over 1ton…Technology imetoka mbali sana.

kwani data ilikuwa inapangwa physically na watu


noma sana hii, watu wa pono walikua wana duu aje sasa? anyone? and then saai ati kuna mem card ya 128 GB? watu utoka faar sana!

could it be that we are the ones who have grown to inefficiently save and use data?


demands have increased, take movies for instance, with VHS tapes we had an equivalent resolution of 333x480, now a 480p video has a resolution of 480x640 higher than the VHS but terrible in todays standards

Tumetoka mbali. I remember siku za floppy diskettes. Halafu when USB sticks came out some people in Kenya used to floss with them by hanging them around their necks.

Sisi huku africa tutachangia aje kwa hizi technologies apart from being consumers


Why would such a tech guru say that?

Ni bado Niko na HDD ya 6GB ide

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before that data had to be retyped on a stencil before being cyclostyled on a duplicating machine…

during that time that was enough. but it was a shortsighted thing to say.later on he made this interesting observation[ATTACH=full]10157[/ATTACH]

shouldn’t it be 480x333 and 640x480?

Are you saying weve minimised data?

Am guilty…in my class in colle a had a benq 64mb which i used to hang around my neck…niccas walikuwa ju ya ma floppys na ma file splitter…tsk tsk!

siko sure, I thought mtu huandika ya vertical kwanza

Nope. The convention is horizontal x vertical. Just like X and Y axis in mathematics and physics

In response to Bill’s comments, General Motors issued the following press release -

If GM had developed technology like Microsoft, we would all be driving cars with the following characteristics -

  1. For no reason whatsoever, your car would crash twice a day.

  2. Every time they repainted the lines in the road, you would have to buy a new car.

  3. Occasionally your car would die on the freeway for no reason. You would have to pull over to the side of the road, close all of the windows, shut off the car, restart it, and reopen the windows before you could continue. For some reason you would simply accept this.

  4. Occasionally, executing a maneuver such as a left turn would cause your car to shut down and refuse to restart, in which case you would have to reinstall the engine.

  5. Only one person at a time could use the car unless you bought “car NT”, but then you would have to buy more seats.

  6. Macintosh would make a car that was powered by the sun, was reliable, five times as fast and twice as easy to drive - but would only run on five percent of the roads.

  7. The oil, water temperature, and alternator warning lights would all be replaced by a single “General Protection Fault” warning light.

  8. The airbag system would ask “are you sure?” before deploying.

  9. Occasionally, for no reason whatsoever, your car would lock you out and refuse to let you in until you simultaneously lifted the door handle, turned the key and grabbed hold of the radio antenna.

  10. GM would require all car buyers to also purchase a deluxe set of Rand McNally road maps (now a GM subsidiary), even though they neither need nor want them. Attempting to delete this option would immediately cause the cars performance to diminish by 50% or more. Moreover, GM would become a target for investigation by the Justice Dept.

  11. Every time GM introduced a new car, car buyers would have to learn to drive all over again because none of the controls would operate in the same manner as the old car.

  12. You’d have to press the “Start” button to turn the engine off.


LOLEST… i have read this before but i never knew why GM had told Gates so…!!! huyu jamaa alipewa diss yake… :D:D