|Re: Apple Computer 30th Birthday|
Sat, 08 Apr 2006 09:38:12 -0400
>> [TELECOM Digest Editor's Note: Lisa, we _need_ a good article on
> Yes, I'm trying to put something together in time for the annivesary.
> In short:
> 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.
news.com.com did a nice history of the San Jose facility. And yes they
> (Extra credit: We've heard about Burroughs, Univac, and CDC. What
NCR was bought by AT&T?
You skipped GE and Sperry.
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