In 50 years can storage get THAT much smaller?

BronwenWeeGo.jpgMy dad sent me the photo bellow the other day.  It’s a 5MB hdd from 1956.

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When you look at that pic, it’s SCARY how small memory storage has become in 50 years.  As a comparison….below is a photo of a 1GB Compact Flash, next to a SD card, next to my new 2GB Micro SD card.

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Do you think the guys in the first picture would have ever believed you would get 2GB of storage on something the size of your fingernail?