The name

March 11, 2012

(This article was first published on A second megabyte of memory, and kindly contributed to R-bloggers)

When I bought the first computer for use in our Statistics Department – a Vax 11/750 that cost about a quarter of a million dollars in 1983 – I was considered extravagant because I purchased and installed a second megabyte of memory for the machine.

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