"In Memoriam" does mean "into Memory" right ?

In Memory Databases and In Memory BI, is quite hot these days.

Well let me tell you, in the early 80ties everyone was working “In Memory” by default.

The x86 based PC’s, started the OS from a 5¼ inch floppy disk in to memory.

Memory was exact 640k large !

On top of that, the memory had to load the applications to run as well.

For those who are getting curious, have a look here what “In Memory” meant.


A few year later the UMA (Upper Memory Address) was released. Gaving you a playing field of 1 Mb memory. And the rest of the story we all know.

Well funny to notice that today 30 years later, when all of these systems have died … “In Memoriam” does mean “Into Memory” right ?


Does remind me to a movie from nearly 30 years back, called “Back to the Future”. A comic Science Fiction.

But then again IT technology is a bit Science Fiction, isn’t it.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: