I’ve been thinking of setting up a pretty-much-death-proof RAID 10 array of one terabyte hard disks (which are now officially cheaper than dirt) and limiting my data space consumption to that for the rest of my life. It would be like a Zen exercise to pare your life down so that it would not spill out of a terabyte. All your songs, all your porn, all your brain farts, apps and musings all have to fit in one terabyte. It would be sort of like the old Zen exercise of paring your life down so that you can live on $100,000 a year or less. You might be small, but you’d be immortal. How does that sound?
[It turns out that a four-drive RAID 10 array actually sports two (count 'em, two) terabytes of storage, so there goes my attempt at spiritual austerities and enlightenment in this lifetime. Oh well.]
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Great new name for a big rock band: New Bangers of the Purple Whiz