got very excited by my daily deals email from buy.com. They’ve got an external hard drive on sale. Of course, that is not unusual. But this one is 2 TB. In a slick-looking case. As silly as it is, I cannot help getting a few little butterflies in my tummy at the very thought. Two Terrabytes. <geeklust>. That is, like, <countingonfingers> 20,000 times the hard drive as my first computer. Which, at the time, was awesome. It amuses me now to remember that my thought, at the time was “wow, I could never fill up 120MB.” Bwahaha. Never say never. The lesson we learn here is that hard drives are like closets. It doesn’t matter how big they are, you *will* eventually need a bigger one.
Of course, I’m not going to buy the 2TB drive, as exciting as it is. I (currently) have no conceivable need for that (but give me time, and I will). But, just the idea of knowing that I *could* have 2 TB sitting on my desk just makes me weak in the knees.