OT computer history (was Re: SF significant)

HSchinske at aol.com HSchinske at aol.com
Fri Jan 21 19:53:06 EST 2005


In a message dated 1/21/05 5:49:25 PM Central Standard Time, 
owner-dwj-digest at suberic.net writes:


> (The first magnetic disc system was sold in 1956 and had a 5
> megabyte capacity on 50 24" discs...)
> 
> Roger
> 

If memory serves, the large plastic thing we used to put over cakes at our 
house was originally a disc drive cover. It was probably for a system similar to 
that above.

Helen Schinske, daughter of a first-generation computer programmer at Boeing
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