Thursday, March 10, 2011

Project365 069: The core of the matter

Bonus points for anybody who can guess what this is! You might think it is a carpet or some kind of fabric. But it is not. It is a part of ancient computer technology.

See the little rings are magnetic rings. Each one of them can store 1 bit of digital data. Visible in this pictures there are about 800 of them. About four times that amount would be required to just store the text of this posting. I am guessing that this 10x10 inch card would store about 4000 characters. I would need 20,000 of them just to store the original version of this picture. Times have changed.

The core of the matter
f/8 EF70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM @ 195 mm Canon EOS 40D with Canon 500D close-up lens. 
A three shot HDR processed with NIK HDR Efex Pro.

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