Hard Drives Are Obsolete!

I remember reading Being Digital in hard copy more than 10 years ago and thinking in terms of the internet holding a copy of every single published work in existence but I always used to add that everyone would have a local copy because of newer and cheaper forms of storage with unbelievably fast performance characteristics. Today I marvel that we still use hard drive technology with moving parts and MTBF ratings when the obvious evolutionary path is staring us in the face. Manufacturing and the politics of the hard drive industry seem to be the only bottleneck. Wouldn’t it be nice if the hard drive industry followed the early example of the radio and or telephone industry during their technology growth phase when there were cross development agreements for the sake of advancing the technology for everyone?

Live From CES: Quantum Disk From Atom Chip Corp. – Gizmodo


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