Thursday, September 18, 2003

How big is your hard drive?

Check out article. These folks in California are bringing a class-action lawsuit against computer manufacturers because the usable size of their hard drives is not the same as the advertised size of their hard drives. Pretty lame if you ask me.

Here's a quote from the article: "For example, when a consumer buys what he thinks is a 150 gigabyte hard drive, the plaintiffs said, he actually gets only 140 gigabytes of storage space. That missing 10 gigabytes, they claim, could store an extra 2,000 digitized songs or 20,000 pictures. "

Let's analyze the quote above. They are essentially saying that they cannot store more of their illegally downloaded songs or downloaded pronographic pictures. What a compelling argument!

By the way, to be fair, there is a legal basis for their argument.

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