Friday, April 19, 2024

30 Years Ago Bill Gates showcases CD ROM Storage Capacity with Piles of Paper Below him

Bill Gates shared a photo from 1994 showcasing the storage capacity of a single CD-ROM.

In the image, Gates is sitting atop a pile of paper, depicting the amount of data that a CD-ROM could hold. His team believed that a visual demonstration was necessary to effectively convey the message about the CD-ROM’s storage capacity.

They chose a massive pile of paper, as it was a common method of storing information three decades ago.

However, the same picture resurfaced on the internet a few years ago, accompanied by Gates’s words: ‘This CD-ROM can hold more information than all the paper that’s here below me.’

The photo serves as a nostalgic reminder of the significant advancements we have made in technology since then.

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