sandbagger writes: The Large Hadron Collider is the world's biggest science experiment. When spinning it reportedly generates up to six gigs of data per second. Todays six terabyte tape cartridges fill rapidly when you're creating that amount of material. The economist reports that despite the advances in SSDs and hard drives, tape still seems to be the way to go when you need to store massive amounts of digital assets.
Fools ignore complexity. Pragmatists suffer it.
Some can avoid it. Geniuses remove it.
-- Perlis's Programming Proverb #58, SIGPLAN Notices, Sept. 1982