Unless you’ve been holed up in Siberia herding reindeer since the launch of Sputnik 1, you probably know that your kid’s hand-me-down iPhone 3 could whup the Apollo 13 in both computing and storage capacity. And you likely are aware that the intense pace of innovation is continuing. Today’s network speeds are not only millions of times faster, but carry millions of times more data per second. Processing speed has grown exponentially. As for storage, the contents of the entire Library of Congress can be squeezed into an affordable disk array. Times
have indeed changed.