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Get 120 Years Worth Of National Geographic On Your Own External Drive

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By Chris Scott Barr

In my grandpa’s attic you will find, among other things, 40 years worth of National Geographic Magazine. Let me tell you, that takes up a lot of room. If you’re looking for something very specific in one of the issues, you can bet that it’s going to take a little while to find (mostly because they’re all stored in boxes). Of course if you want the information from every single issue right at your fingertips, there is a much better way to do it.

National Geographic has decided to release the content from every single issue (starting way back in 1888) in a convenient digital format. Every map, photo and article is contained on a special 160GB hard drive. Surprisingly, it only takes up 60GB, so they’ve setup the drive to have an extra 100GB partition to store your own personal files. There’s also a bonus DVD which contains tips on taking better photographs and a behind-the-scenes look at how National Geographic is put together. At $200, this is no doubt worth every penny.

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  • franco1975

    In granpa's attic I found Mayfair Magazine . Its a British adult magazine. Once while staying with grandparents, I saw him erm..having too much fun with the magazines. *shudder*

  • Jessicat

    I read this from Mashable this morning and was like “I know someone who's getting this next Christmas/Birthday/Major Holiday” I mean, they love history and facts. Nation geographic is one of their reads. I can't wait to pick one up for them.

  • http://twitter.com/dave1812 dave

    I hope the quality is a lot better than the Nat Geo that I have on CD's. The scanned pages are of very low quality, making reading content quite a chore. Pictures also suffer the same indignity–they are VERY LOW QUALITY. I'm very disappointed in the product which I received as a gift from my wife about 10 years ago. I expected much better from Nat Geo.

  • Jessicat

    I hope so too, with the storage capacity of the external drive, I hope they utilize it to the max. Allowing hires images to be stored and I can understand older content losing a bit of quality, but I would hope they would have the newest mags on file for print and can just move them over. 10 years is a good amount of time to fix things like that. What a let down it would be to find out it hasn't improved. How many CD's came in the collection?

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    I love this girl very much and want to marry her.

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  • http://twitter.com/dave1812 dave

    I forget, and it's back up in the attic now. I know there are at least 20, if not 30 or more.

  • http://twitter.com/dave1812 dave

    I forget, and it's back up in the attic now. I know there are at least 20, if not 30 or more.