the evolution of flash drive storage

It is funny to think how technology has advanced so quickly.

I’m typing this on a laptop with 4 GB of RAM. That is more RAM than the RAM of every computer I owned, combined, before 2007.

Or the very first flash drive I bought in 2002 had 128 megabytes of space, and I paid $70 and thought it was a great deal at the time. (I really hated floppy disks.) Recently at the drugstore I saw a sale for 8 GB flash drives for $8.99 each.

That means in 2002, I paid about $0.54 per megabyte of flash drive storage, but if I bought one of those flash drives at the drugstore yesterday, I would have paid one-tenth of a penny per megabyte of storage.