RMS [was Re: Terminology [was RE: IBM z890]]

Chuck Guzis cclist at sydex.com
Wed Nov 4 13:07:14 CST 2015

On 11/04/2015 09:49 AM, Paul Berger wrote:

> ROS (Read Only Memory)

Same for CDC.

Given the weird and wonderful storage devices that were developed in 
earlier days, calling a random-access (although it could be posited that 
tape can be random access) storage device a "disk" is just wrong in may 


UNIVAC FASTRAND -- a movable-head jumbo drum.
IBM 2321 - Data celld drive
NCR CRAM - magnetic card


Even now, the use of SSD to describe a bunch of flash devices is 
wrong--the things aren't even round.


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