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

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Flash Memory was created by Fujio Masuoka in 1984 while he was an employee at Toshiba. The new storage was made to replace all of its predecessors in random access memory. Flash is known as a type of EEPROM (electronically erasable programmable…
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The Internet was set into motion when Vinton Cerk and Bob Kahn developed the Transfer Control Protocol/Internetwork Protocol (TCP/IP) in the 1970s. It consisted of a standard language that would allow different computers to send and receive data…
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The first personal computer sold was a Kenbak-1 in 1971. This computer was created by John Blankenbaker for the Kenbak Corporation. They were sold for $750, which is equivalent to about $5,122 today. Overall this product was not successful, only…
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Dynamic Random Access Memory (DRAM) is a type of internal computer memory created by Dr. Robert Dennard at IBM in 1966. DRAM is included in some of the first moves away from magnetic data storage. There were earlier and faster types of RAM, but due…
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The first computer program was run by The Manchester Baby in 1948, also known as the Small-Scale Experimental Machine (SSEM). The machine was built by Frederic Williams, Tom Kilburn, and Geoff Tootill to test the Williams-Kilburn tube at the…
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The first electronic digital computer was designed by John Atanasoff and Clifford Berry between 1939 and 1942. Unfortunately the duo was unable to finish the endeavor due to more pressing matters during WW2. The computer was later completed by…
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The Harvard Mark 1 is a computer built between the years 1939 and 1944 by a man named Howard Aiken in collaboration with other great minds at IBM. The computer was built and used to make ballistics calculations for the military during WW2. It was a…
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The first roll of photographic film was created by George Eastman in 1885. The film was made with paper rather than the plastics we often see today. It wasn’t until a few years later that film would begin to be on different materials such as…
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The analytical engine was built by Charles Babbage from 1833 until he died in 1871. The machine was meant to be the first automatic mechanical digital computer and would be able to read punch cards to make any calculation. It was steam driven and…
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The first permanent image was taken by Joseph-Nicéphore Niépce in 1826. The work titled “View from the Window at Le Gras” is said to be the world’s oldest surviving photograph. To create the image, Niépce put a mixture of bitumen of Judea (a type…
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