Fwd: [Electronics_101] On this day
Gordon JC Pearce
gordonjcp at gjcp.net
Fri Sep 14 06:16:45 CDT 2007
On Friday 14 September 2007 00:15:03 Chuck Guzis wrote:
> On 13 Sep 2007 at 17:53, Roy J. Tellason wrote:
> > Though this would be interesting. Just one of the large boxes in the
> > picture, hold almost as much as a DVD does today. Just show how far we
> > have come.
> Try about 3 3.5 DSHD floppies. A DVD is orders of magnitude larger.
> It seems to me that Chicago's Museum of Science and Industry once had
> a model of one whose operation could be observed (i.e. much of the
> box "skins" were stripped away so you could observe the head moving
> up and down the stack.
I often wonder about the process that lead to the design of the drive. I can
picture a couple of engineers sitting mulling over the problem over a few
beers, trying to get more capacity out of their disks. One gets up to go and
get a round in, and decides to go stick something on the jukebox...
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