This is the recovered Machine Room from 2005. Please don't expect wonders. The look and feel of this site is nine years
old, and so is its code. Some of the functionality has been recovered while the rest of
the site is modernised and restructured. Watch this space!
See the full-size image.
You always knew that the physical size of computers has decreased over
time. Now you can have proof, as well. This chart shows the physical
volume of computers. Since volume tends to increase quite rapidly as
dimensions increase, the vertical axis shows litres on a logarithmic
scale. A litre (liter, even, for people across the Great Duck Pond) is
. For the metrically challenged, this amounts to
around 61 cubic inches. Please note that the volume listed is the
volume of a box
snugly fitting the computer. Few computers
are box-shaped, so the volume listed here may be somewhat
This graph was created automatically with Steve Grubb's Ploticus
These graphs are provided freely for your own use, on the condition
that you provide due credit, and that you do not remove or alter the
copyright notices in the image files. Copyright © 2017 Alexios Chouchoulas.
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