30 November 2009

We *are* living in the future

I just bought a 1.5TB hard disk for $99. (It was a Seagate Barracuda from MicroCenter in Cambridge; I bought it on Black Friday*.)

I still remember when hard disks were over $1 a megabyte.

* I understand why "Black Friday" is called "Black Friday." Retailers are "in the black". But why are the days of stock-market crashes also called "black"? Wouldn't "red" be more appropriate? C.f. Black Monday, Black Tuesday.

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