Let's face it. You cannot simply ignore the rapid pace at which our everyday tech objects are shrinking. I mean, just look around. More and more 'intelligence' (read power) is being packed into smaller and smaller devices. Sure , you can say that it's not new and that's how modern technology evolves. But here's a fun fact for you... a guy called Gordon E. Moore had predicted this trend way back in 1965 for integrated circuits! However, I am sure that he would have had no clue about the fact that it would also apply to these marvels of technology:
The first computer, ENIAC occupied the space of an entire freaking room…
…and THIS a modern-day-easy-to-slip-in-a-backpack netbook with approximately 100 times more processing power.
This is RCA 630-TS, the first mass-produced television set, which was one of the hot selling products all around the world during 1946-47…
…and THIS is just another ultra-slim Full HD TV that you can buy these days.
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This is Martin Cooper, ex-Vice President of Motorola, holding the first ever cell phone, the Motorola DynaTAC...
…and well, you can clearly see that we've come a long way from carrying cell phones that were like mini dumbells.
4. Hard Disks
This is a state-of-the-art 250MB hard disk drive from 1979…
…and THIS is a humble 128 GB microSD card that’s probably just as big as your fingernail.
5. Car Engines
Back in the day, car engines were really freaking heavy. For instance, here’s Ford’s classic 1932 V8 engine that weighed over 230 Kgs and delivered a whopping 48kW of power.
And THIS is the new Ford EcoBoost engine which might be small but punches way above than its weight! Despite weighing in at a humble 97 Kgs, it's way, way more powerful than the 1932 V8 engine. Hell yeah!
This is Giroux Daguerreotype, the world’s first mass-produced camera that was made in 1839…
…and THIS is a pocketable digital camera that you can buy if you’re not really satisfied with the actually-not-so-bad picture quality of your smartphone.
This is the first commercially available pen drive, the IBM DiskOnKey USB which had an amazing storage capacity (in the year 2000) of 8MB…
…and these are a few cute little pen drives that have a modest storage capacity.
This is Anita Mark VII, one of the world’s first commercially available desktop calculators which probably took quite a bit of space on everybody’s desk back then…
… and this is just another pocket-friendly calculator that you can buy if you prefer being a little old school.
Yes, the human race has always been smitten by the idea of self-portraiture. However, back in the day you had squeeze in with all your friends into a mini-room of a photo booth…
…instead of just extending your arm.
Back in the 1920s, you really needed a huge dictaphone to record about 1200 spoken words…
…as compared to the palm-sized dictaphones of today that can record for up to 1200 hours!
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