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Ed Wiggins
05-22-2009, 09:13 AM
A couple of recent news stories deal with advances in technology that the pool community might use some day:

1. For Bob Jewett and Doctor Dave, a super high-speed camera---

http://www.wired.com/gadgetlab/2009/05/highspeed_gallery/

The lighting requirements might mean that you'd burn up a few things!


2. For Pat Fleming, a means of putting 300 DVDs on one disk:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/8060082.stm

Storage space would go way down, but who would buy the disk, and what would it cost?


Far out, but some day it'll be old stuff.


Ed

MitchAlsup
05-22-2009, 01:47 PM
I am old enough to remember when the first 1 GB disk crossed the $300 mark. We now have 1 TB disks under $100. So, the answer to your question is: "Sooner or later all computers will have a disk bigger than the average person can fill up over the life of the computer even if it spends its time downloading stuff 24/7/365 at the BW the home connection can sustain."