Billy Pettit real disappointment
Peter C. Wallace
pcw at mesanet.com
Sun Jul 1 09:11:26 CDT 2007
On Sat, 30 Jun 2007, Chuck Guzis wrote:
> Date: Sat, 30 Jun 2007 21:41:07 -0700
> From: Chuck Guzis <cclist at sydex.com>
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> Subject: Re: Billy Pettit real disappointment
> On 30 Jun 2007 at 20:21, Peter C. Wallace wrote:
>> Wasn't there a 5-1/4 hard drive (late 80s) that did a similar thing, some kind
>> of telescoping binary length set of solenoids (Ontrax?)
> Did you know Joe Koenig? He ran that outfit while it lasted, but I
> didn't think that they produced anything but a prototype before they
> discovered that there were fatal problems with the idea. Joe was
> pretty proud that he wrapped the operation up cleanly, without any of
> the VCs losing much. IIRC, it was a 100MB unit that they were
> shooting for.
Name doesn't ring a bell, I vaguely remember an inventor friend of mine (that
may have known him) asking me if I thought it was a good idea. Of course this
is about 20 years ago so my memory could be faulty...
> He went on to run Resonex (NMR imaging). I stayed in touch with him
> for quite awhile. He passed away 15 years or so ago. A guy who
> absolutely loved his work--and loved life. I was privleged to know
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