[vcf-midatlantic] museum move report

Corey Cohen applecorey at optonline.net
Mon Mar 7 05:11:19 EST 2016

On Mar 6, 2016, at 11:34 PM, Evan Koblentz via vcf-midatlantic <vcf-midatlantic at lists.vintagecomputerfederation.org> wrote:

>> "Everything on this wall now fits in your pocket." It is a
>> bit of an exaggeration for the 9710. Says at
>> http://www.iscgroupllc.com/supported-equipment/tape-libraries/stk-sun-oracle-tape-libraries/stk-9710/
>> that the library holds up to 1.4TB
> Hmm... it says at http://www.unylogix.com/data_storage/tapes_jukebox/storagetek/9710_sp.html that the library can hold up to 41.2TB of compressed data. That's a whole lot more than the other site said. It also means we'd be VERY inaccurate displaying the library as something that now could "fit in your pocket".
> Anyone have constructive ideas for how we can display this artifact within the context of our new exhibits? (There's no space for a separate exhibit of just storage evolution.)

Actually if you think about the fact that most people are now storing data in the cloud.  It does fit in the theme of the "fit in your pocket".  People routinely search Wikipedia and stuff which is like a library of terabytes and petabytes of data from their phones instead of keeping the data local.  

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