All IT professionals have them - those bulky, outdated hard drives that are no good for anything.

I took my lovely 340Mb hard drive, specially bought 8 years ago for its HUGE storage capacity, and put my $1200 investment to good use - holding up my books and other assorted junk on my bookshelf.

What an inglorious end to an otherwise treasured life - it used to be "Oh wow, 340 megs - that's so big - you'll never fill it up..." How wrong people can be. I saw advertisements for an 80Gb IDE hard drive, spinning at 10,000rpm. How long will it be for this equipment to become obsolete? And what will we be using? 20Tb drives?

The mind boggles...