Dr. Mrs. Hatrack emailed me this morning because her external hard drive is starting to fritz out and she wanted me to start shopping for a new one. To get an idea of what to look for I asked her how big the current one is.

DMH: 512 megabytes.

QH: Are you sure? That’s really tiny.

DMH: Yeah, I’ve had it for ages.

QH: That’s like first generation level tech.

DMH: So my hard drive is Cherno Alpha?


QH: No, sweetie, your hard drive is Atom.