22 years ago I was director of marketing at the long-gone Computer Museum in Boston. We had a bunch of core memory planes and used to give them to people as gifts. They were sought-after trinkets from the "old days" of computing. I think I have one someplace... not sure.
I've used DEC PDP-11s and remember the drive platters, but my external storage on desktop computers used to be SyQuest drives. They were 5.5" cartridges you slid into a drive mechanism. Held a whopping 44 MB, then later 88MB. I had a stack of cartridges for different clients and general back up.
Because I was a manager at a place I worked I had a Leading Edge Model D with a 10 MB hard drive. Non-managers had to make do with two 5.25" floppy drives. And 640K of RAM.
How times have changed!
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