Discussion in 'General Video Gaming Chat' started by Haggler, Feb 19, 2013.
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Sadly I'm old enough to remember when a HDD was not only that price but also the size of a washing machine.
10 meg? Enough for a couple of digital photos these days.
I remember (a good few years ago now) when someone told me they were building a new PC and putting a gigabyte HD in it. I was gobsmacked. It was the the first time I'd heard "giga" used...
Does make you think.
Next gen consoles with 8 Gb RAM, my first computer had 1 Kb RAM.
Me too. ZX81?
Paid for (mostly) from my paper round. Soldered it myself.
Is it true that Bill Gates once said that no-one would ever need more than 640K of memory?
He denies saying it but its always attributed to him.
The FAT32 4 gig limit is my personal bugbear. No doubt they thought at some point that was squillions more than you'd ever need.
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It is crazy how things have come on since the early days of gaming and computers. We plumped for the comparative luxury of the 32k dragon 32 back in 1982 and a little while later (85 ish I think) I upgraded to the staggering 128k Speccy +3. From then on with the A500, A1200 and then the PC, things really started to gather pace.
I suppose that back in the 2d sprite based world there was little need for large memory (both system and graphics) but once we moved into 3d it was always going to be a case that visuals became exponentially more complex and we are still continuing down that path today.
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