The Persistence of Memory

When data storage professional Richard Napolitano took his first postcollege job, with Digital Equipment Corp. (DEC), in 1983, 10 megabytes of hard-drive space cost US $1000. Today you can get a USB drive with 1000 megabytes for $10. Yet for Napolitano-now president of EMC Corp.’s unified storage division-the industry has cycled back around nearly to the place where he began. …