Thinking about how the storage capacity of other popular technology products has changed. This is a quick snapshot:
1997: Yahoo! Mail launches with 4MB of storage
- SanDisk introduces 2MB flash card for the Canon PowerShot.
- Compaq announces “high capacity memory upgrades” in four capacities, including 16MB, 32MB, 64MB and 128MB capacities.
- Caleb introduces the Ultra High Density floppy disk drive that stores up to 144MB on a single disk.
- The first iPod is still a gleam in someone’s eye. It’s not introduced until 2001 and comes with 5GB of storage.
2004/2005: Yahoo! Mail upgrades in 2004 to 100MB of storage, followed by a jump to 1GB in 2005
- Olympus upgrades to 1GB flash memory card.
- HP announces 160GB storage upgrade for its Media Center PCs.
- Corsair in 2005 announces a USB flash drive with 4GB of storage.
- Apple announces the Fifth Generation iPod with 30GB capacity.
2007: Yahoo! Mail announces unlimited email storage