You darn kids get offa my lawn

By Mir
October 9, 2008
Category Hot Hot Hot!

Back in my day, you bought a digital camera, and it came with a 12 MB card, and you liked it!

And if you didn’t like it, you spent some time online debating between the $30 128 MB card or the $55 256 MB card, and after a while, you made your choice, and then you paid another $8 for shipping on top of that, even though the darned thing weighs, like, an ounce.

Back in my day, it was totally expensive, and we liked it that way.

You kids today—yeah, you!—you’ve gone soft. You’ve got it too easy! Why, you can just go over to and pick up a high capacity 4 GB Kingston SD card for $13.99 with free shipping, sure. But you don’t learn anything from it!

Have I ever told you about the time I walked to school in a blizzard…?


  1. The time? Only once? Heck, I walked to school in a blizzard every day… uphill both ways… and I live in Florida!

  2. I have a 4 MB – that’s “megabyte” – card somewhere. It’s a Kodak, so it must be good, right? I think it will hold one photo … but it will hold it really, really well …


  3. I almost bought these – got all the way to checkout – and decided to check Amazon – – they are $9.90 over there!!

  4. Amber, I don’t think you found the exact same card over there… but do link me if you would, so I can see what you’re looking at. Keep in mind that not all memory cards are created equally; some brands are more reliable than others, there are different security measures, etc.

  5. Okay, seriously. I don’t even NEED another card, but I almost bought it because it’s such a good deal.

  6. Be careful with these. Some laptops (mine included, which is not all that old, maybe 2 years) won’t read anything bigger than a 1 gig card. We bought some 2 gig ones months ago super cheap for our camera. They work great and are full of vacation pictures that I cannot download onto my machine because the card reader doesn’t like it.

  7. I’ve got so many cards floating around. But who can resist that deal? Now we can go on vacation and put everything on one card instead of juggling 4 different ones.

  8. I would just like to say…you make reading about a deal on memory cards such a delightful experience. Thanks for going the extra mile (in the snow) to provide us with such great reading!

  9. Memory cards? How about a good deal on memory! 😉

  10. Stephanie – Just be careful. I like having a couple of smaller cards for my camera on trips instead of only one large one. That way if a card goes bad partway through a trip you don’t lose all your pictures in one swoop.

  11. Sure the Kingston SD Cards a a cheap way out but they are not compatible with all software. My magellan navigation unit will not support them because it claims they are not safe. So I think the expensive cards are still the way to go if you don’t want to waste money buying two cards because your first cheap one is useless.

    Somehow I just knew the card would not be compatible considering it was a gift. The kicker is he opened it before letting me make sure it was compatible and wasted his money.

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