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.
The Ghost in the MP3 is a project by Ph.D. student Ryan Maguire who created a song and video by salvaging the bits thrown out by MP3 and MP4 compressions. [more...]