Sunday, May 13, 2007

Rare Mainframe Computer Core Memory

Next in the category of "You know you're getting old when...", we have computer memory for a mainfraim computer core (item #290113646002).

This is a memory board that contains 17 16kb chips. In recent computer terms, 16kb of memory is piddly. As it stands, the .JPG file on the left is 32kb in size alone, which would probably suggest that the item in question wouldn't be able to be used to process the webpage alone.

But, it's a relic of course, which is why the seller is marketing it as a decorative piece. Hence, the words, "great for framing." However, one would probably need a custom frame for that -- I imagine that most things that are actually "great for framing" are usually the thickness of paper.

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