There were almost no sakura in bloom yet, but a couple of trees had started. If you click on the photos you can see them larger.
In 1956 the huge box being shipped in the first photo was a 5 MB hard drive. It rented for $28,000 a month in today’s dollars.
In the second photo, on the finger of my hand, is a 256 GB flash drive (51,500 times the capacity) designed to just fit into the SD slot of a MacBook Pro. Cost $150.
I got it so I could keep my entire Photos library of more than 35,000 photos and videos I’ve taken over the years on my Mac without needing to store them on an external drive. The 1956 hard drive could only hold about 5 photos like the one shown.
It’s still cold, but here are some signs that spring is getting very close. I saw these flowers last night, right around the corner from my house, while coming back from Hachioji.
Note – these were taken just after sunset with my iPhone 7 Plus. So it seems to be pretty good taking photos in very low light conditions.