Interesting post in the Times\’ technology blog today about the rate at which our technology devices keep getting faster, or increasing their capacity, while physically shrinking. I particularly like this paragraph:
\”Letâ€™s stop for a second to take stock of the wonder of all this. The last flash memory card I bought for my camera held two gigabytes (16 billion bits). It cost me $6. And somewhere inside it is something that is counting electrons 40 at a time. An electron, in case you forgot your high-school physics, has a radius of 2.8179 Ã— 10âˆ’15 meters. In laymanâ€™s terms it is pretty much the smallest thing you could ever count.\”
Love it. Facebook, Flickr, Blogging, The Wii… all things that nobody* (*more or less) was doing even five years ago. What will we have in 2012?