And I don't mean politics. I keep hearing people talk about this election as "the most important election in our lifetime," but I have a hard time believing that. It's important, sure, but the goofy optimistic patriot in me refuses to believe that government -- liberal or otherwise -- can ever tamp down the American sprit of progress and innovation.
Reason #1, a 5 megabyte hard-drive from 1956, being loaded onto an airplane:
Reason #2: A 5 giga byte hard drive, circa 2001:
And Reason #3: A 1 tera byte hard drive, circa 2011:
Okay, it's a cliché, I know. But it's a useful thing to remember -- from 1956 to deep into Obama's appalling presidency, we've had innovation and progress. It's not as if it doesn't matter who is president, or who is in charge, but it's worth noting that America doesn't stop, whether the top tax rate is 90% -- as it was in 1956 -- or a lot lower, as it is now, and was in 2001.