Today’s kids will never understand the struggle of Floppy disks or the “tell” of a non-computer user when they called a 3.5” disk a “hard drive.”
Today, UNIX is everywhere and, through various distributions of Linux, sits on top of the technology world. Unix, however, goes back a long time – a really long time.
In this video from the AT&T archives, take a look at UNIX when it was brand new. Take note of how the challenges of software development haven’t really changed all that much and how familiar concepts like the shell, pipes, etc. have changed very little throughout the decades.
Terrabytes, Petabytes, and Yottabytes. We toss these terms around quite casually, but do we really know how huge these are?
Using grains of rice and retro computer graphics reminiscent of the Computer Chronicles, the YouTube channel “It’s OK to Be Smart” explores how big big data is and what the future of data storage may be.