Tuesday, April 22, 2008

The end of the world as we know it...

Here’s a fun read on the end of storage as we know it:

There's no drought in storage perfect storm

The technology solid state memory technology IBM is calling Racetrack Memory uses ‘magnetic moments’ to represent 0/1’s. According to IBM research, these magnetic moments are created by manipulating and detecting spin-polarized electrical current on a nano-thin wire. Taking us full-circle to wire spool audio recording, which dates back to 1878, when Oberlin Smith first recorded telephone signals onto steel piano wire.

The difference of course is that spintronics offers the promise of allowing all the data ever created to be stored on a fingernail…

Pretty much wipes out the storage industry.

Hopefully, I make it to the beach before then

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