[LINK] Link archives

Craig Sanders cas at taz.net.au
Tue Jul 11 13:38:34 AEST 2006

On Tue, Jul 11, 2006 at 01:10:24PM +1000, Antony Barry wrote:
> On 10/07/2006, at 4:33 PM, Tom Worthington wrote:
> >How about I ask ANU to get a bigger disk?  ;-)
> >
> >The ANU is part of a project with millions of dollars from the ARC  
> >to build a massive permanent electronic archive <http:// 
> >www.apsr.edu.au/about.html> and so should be able to afford a few  
> >megabytes for information to put in the archive.
> I suspect it's a case of there being a small server to run mail lists  
> and no budget to upgrade it - especially hard to justify for  
> something which is not an ANU project (ie link) but a historical  
> anomaly from the days of the sunsite and community epublishing projects.

if ANU are willing to install a new disk just for LINK archives, i'm
willing to contribute some money towards buying one.

i think the smallest drive you can get these days is about 80GB, for
about $65.

i'll put in $10, so we only need another 5 1/2 people.

> Disk space seems to run at about $1.20 per gigabyte these days so...

a lot less than that. i bought a 300GB drive about a month ago for $144.
that's $0.48 per GB. the same drive is probably under $140 by now.

(i can remember paying nearly $2000 for the very first hard disk i owned
myself, a 20MB drive, back in the early 1980s. it cost me about the same
as the computer itself did a year or two before that. my new 300GB drive
is 15000 times the capacity for less than 1/13th the price. and $2000
was worth a lot more back then that it is now).


craig sanders <cas at taz.net.au>           (part time cyborg)

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