Unfortunately RTM was a bit broken, but they could still see Europe pulsing with computer centres and be impressed.
Impressive storage facts (measured in 8GB iPod units):
- The LHC would fill an 8GB iPod in < 10s
- If you stored a year of LHC data on 8GB iPods the pile would be 12.5km high.
- If you tried to listen to all of that iPod data as music, it would take you almost 30 000 years.
Come and study physics then!