I just bought a 2 TB hard drive for less than $100. I will probably never have to worry about hard drive space again (or at least until my daughter is out of college).
I wanted to do a quick math comparison for you.
Currently, a 2TB hard drive at $100 is:
$50 per Terabyte.
5 cents per Gigabyte
$.00005 per megabyte.
According to the above ad, an 18 megabyte hard drive in 1980 costs you a nice 5 grand. That is $277 per megabyte.
Using that current math, my hard drive in 1980 would have cost me:
554 Million Dollars. Half a billion dollars. I could buy a sports team with that kind of money. It is staggering to me that technology continues to get cheaper, smaller, and faster.
I love technology, even more than Kip Dynamite.