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Chronicles of The Oricle 8

By: Natasha Rambaran

How much memory do you have on your computer? Or your phone?

In the eighth instalment of the Chronicles of The Oricle from January 1994, we profiled an article on the retirement of our HP 9825 computer which had 64 KB of memory and a single line display! To give you some perspective, a single megabyte (MB) is the equivalent of 1024 KB! It is pretty mind-blowing to wrap your head around that minuscule amount. This computer was used to manage all the data from the ORI Tag Project, ongoing since 1984.  Read the full articl below.