Re: Re: Storage update

Estacado66 (
Wed, 31 Dec 1997 13:56:44 EST

In a message dated 12/30/97 11:57:34 PM, you wrote:

<<> > << IBM announced yesterday that they now have 10gigbit per square
> > inch magnetic media. They hope to have it in real products by
> > 2001 (why so long?). >>
> >
> > No kidding, how come things like this take so long? They should
> > have it out next month! If its possible, do it!
> I'll have a 3 1/2" 50-gig drive made for you in one month,
> no problem. Just send $250,000 to...

I know from experience about manufacturing lead time from breakthrough
to marketplace, but 36 months is still a bit much. If they have a
working prototype now, there really isn't any reason why an organization
like IBM can't have it to market within 12-18 months. This could be an
example where they are holding introduction of technology back to
maintain commodity market value, i.e. the value of a gig of disk space.

			Michael Lorrey>>

Welcome to the wonderful world of corporate welfare. Even in 1997, when people think technology is moving as fast as possible, the incestuous relationship between government and big business is essentially removing real competition from the marketplace and slowing technology to an almost painful pace to those who are aware. To become "aware" takes a great deal of work and research but it's so much easier to make fun of "that guy who always brings up Neo-Tech--you know that new age money making scam"(usually quoted by people who like to skim over a few pages of a philosophy hoping to feel a "warm fuzzy" inside.) For those of you that have the fortitude for a philosophy where thinking is necessary during *and* after reading it I recommend Order and read in it's entirety _The Neo-Tech Discovery_ by Frank Wallace. All the crazy puzzle pieces of this civilization will then begin to fit together.