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  • Item Type: Technology
  • Tags: From Industry to Information: A History of Memory and Storage

Cloud computing is the most advanced form of computer storage, though it is not the most recent. This form of computing was created by Dr. Joseph Carl Robnett Licklider through his research and development on the Advanced Research Project Agency…
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The Williams Kilburn tube is a device created by Freddie Williams and Tom Kilburn in 1947. It is known as the first electronic random access memory (RAM) device. It could hold both programming and data electronically. Not only was everything…
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Invented in 1839, microphotography is the same as regular photography, but with a slight twist. Traced to John Benjamin Dancer by historian Frederick Luther, the first microphotograph was created when a 20 inch document was photographed using a…
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The floppy disk drive is a form of data storage technology that was invented by Alan Shugart in 1967. The disk was the result of a project at IBM, code named “Minnow.” The original disk was a bare flexible piece of mylar, a type of plastic…
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Magnetic tape storage has not always been used for computing, it originally started as a means for audio recording in 1928. Years later, 1951 to be exact, it was developed by the Eckert-Mauchly Computer Corporation to record digital data, not just…
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Punch cards were created by Joseph Marie-Jacquard between the years of 1801 and 1805, for use in the Jacquard loom. The cards were used to indicate to the machine which threads needed to be raised in order to create the desired weaved pattern. …
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