Thursday, April 28, 2011

Computer Savvy

My shiny new external hard drive arrived today, it is a 1 terrabyte USB 2.0 WD and it only cost me 43 GBP! (Remember when external hard drives cost like $200 and only stored the memory equivalent to an ipod?) 

Anyway, I was excitedly unwrapping it when Tobie asked how much memory it had.

Me: It holds a terrabyte of memory.

Tobie: How much is a terrabyte?

Me: About 1000 gigabytes...so that is about...um (trying to think of a way to quantify memory size in a meaningful way to someone who only bought his first lap top in the past 2 years).

Tobie: About 1000 computers worth of space?

Me: Pretty much.

God he's adorable.

Really, I love his lack of techie skills because it also means he is not addicted to the computer, he is never texting when you want to actually talk about something, and he never has his cell phone on the table. Love. Love. Love.

9 comments:

NP Odyssey said...

We need more Tobie's in the world.

Those who actually communicate with the person and not with the technology.

Albinoblackbear said...

Agreed! =)

It actually makes me crazy when I spend too much time around the people whose incoming txt noise goes off every 2 mins.

Oh, I sound old now don't I??

Red Stethoscope said...

Lol...I hate when people look away to text too. Also, I DO remember the days when external memory was very pricey! Yay for being old! You're the first person I know to own a terrabyte of memory! :)

Albinoblackbear said...

I wouldn't even know this size of HD existed if it weren't for my friend Mike who basically has a blockbuster worth of videos and textbooks with him at all times.

I blame him for my 900 GB of excess memory space!! Now if only I could transfer that to my brain...oh THINK of the possibilities!

Headstrong said...

Gee whiz, a terabyte? Computing such a sum forced a mental reboot! Sounds awesome - drive and dashing young man! Best to you and yours,
Cheers,
Headstrong

Zazzy Episodes said...

I've never heard of a terrabyte until now. I totally hate when texting interrupts meaningful conversations (sounds like a blog post coming on...).

Grumpy, M.D. said...

When in doubt, say "a lot".

How much memory is in 1 Terabyte?

"A lot".

How much gauze is that disgusting looking venous ulcer going to need?

"A lot".

How much oxygen is in 1cc of blood?

"A lot".

See? It works.

Nature Nerd said...

Sounds like Tobie is out of the laundry-comment dog house.
I now want a 1 terabyte hard drive.

Abilene Rob said...

I used to work for a company that makes specialty memory upgrades, and I remember when we got the chips to build our first two prototype 1GB compact flash cards.

The chips were couriered down from L.A. and arrived in an honest-to-goodness ribbed-steel James Bond briefcase, escorted by two very large and very well-armed guards.

Now compact flash seems as ridiculously oversized as 8-track cassettes, and you can go to Wal-Mart at 2 am and spend 15 bucks for 4 gigs on a chip the size of your pinky nail. Yay, technology!