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This article was published on January 18, 2011

    Infographic: A Decade of Data Storage

    Infographic: A Decade of Data Storage
    Courtney Boyd Myers
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    Courtney Boyd Myers is the founder of audience.io, a transatlantic company designed to help New York and London based technology startups gr Courtney Boyd Myers is the founder of audience.io, a transatlantic company designed to help New York and London based technology startups grow internationally. Previously, she was the Features Editor and East Coast Editor of TNW covering New York City startups and digital innovation. She loves magnets + reading on a Kindle. You can follow her on Facebook, Twitter @CBM and .

    Rackspace, a cloud computing and cloud hosting company based in Texas, has put together a brilliant infographic depicting the advances in data storage over the last decade.

    From the “I love you” virus becoming the most expensive virus in computer history, to P2P networks, PCs, IBM‘s Millipede chip, YouTube, cloud computing, Twitter, TB hard drives, the iPhone, BluRay technology, and holographic storage. As technology advances rapidly, it leaves behind obsolete artifacts in its wake, and re-shapes society forever.

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    Some are slow to keep up. Take note that just 19 years after it revolutionized data storage, Sony stops making 3.5in floppy disc in 2010.

    Where do you think we’ll be in another 10 years?

    via @LaughingSquid