When you buy and use a USB thumb drive, as they’re called, do you wonder what’s inside that bit of plastic?
Above is a 1 megabit (approx.) Large Scale Integrated Circuit (LSIC) containg many individual memory chips to make up the 1 MB of Random Access Memory (RAM). Notice that it’s four rows of eight squares. We tend to think in terms of powers of two, and eight is a good number.
I find these images beautiful: