Stick with a “tried and trusted” strategy long enough and you’re guaranteed to see it fail. In the world of consumer electronics, even brief periods of stagnation can be lethal to a company’s wellbeing — just witness the demise of Sony’s TV leadership or Nokia’s rapid decline from mobile leader to current also-ran.
Glass storage claimed to last million of years.
Hitachi have developed a quartz glass storage system which is able to hold about 40MB of data per square inch - about the same as a standard CD. By writing the data as binary using lasers to etch dots on four layers of glass, the technique should allow the data to be stored for perhaps hundreds of millions of years - unless, of course, the glass is smashed.
The glass can retain its data after being heated to 1,000°C, and isn’t damaged by radiation, water or most chemicals. The team behind it says adding more layers to increase the relatively small storage space shouldn’t be a problem.
Andre 3000 has teamed up with Rick Ross (the overweight man with a beard) to create an awesome track called “Sixteen.” Now if you’re a true hip hop fan you will know that Rick Ross doesn’t really rap, he just mumbles some stuff about cars, cash, chains and women. I believe Ross should rap…
Gazelle all day!
one of the greatest books ever! Rich in history, an insightful read towards understanding past colonialism