|Re: Apple Computer 30th Birthday|
7 Apr 2006 08:41:59 -0700
> [TELECOM Digest Editor's Note: Lisa, we _need_ a good article on|
> disk drives for our archives in the history section. Would you
> mind preparing one I could keep on file here? PAT]
Yes, I'm trying to put something together in time for the annivesary.
In the early 1950s Tom Watson Jr, now president of IBM, wanted to
IBM recognized it needed a random access memory instead of just tape.
It was announced as a product in Sept 1956. For such a momentus
The earliest disk drive held only 5 meg--5 million characters. Then
It some years to get the cost down and space up, and then disks was
The IBM history web page, on their site, has more information.
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