On 19th August 1839, it was announced by the French government that, Daguerreotype, a photography process developed by Louis Daguerre would be a gift “free to the world”. Daguerre was a French artist regarded as one of the fathers of photography. His collaboration with Nicéphore Niépce, an inventor who had produced the oldest surviving camera photograph, resulted in the Daguerreotype.
The world's first 1GB hard disk, IBM 3380, was developed at IBM in 1980. It was the size of a fridge, weighed 550lbs and could actually store 2.52 billion characters. the starting cost was $81,000. [more...]