Michael Porter has a quick post that I must share with you.
When I was a senior in college, I did a project using UWM’s mainframe computer and punch cards. I’m guessing that it was an enormously expensive machine and probably didn’t have the computing capability of my phone. And it took up a huge amount of physical space.
You can now get 1/4 of a terrabite of storage on a flash drive for under $100. I could fit a terrabite of storage in my purse. (DH would tell you I could fit a small village in my purse, but that’s another discussion.)
This shrinkage of size and affordability seem important, but I can’t quite put my finger on why it’s so significant. I just have a feeling this will be looked back upon as a turning point.