DECtape ancestry

Al Kossow aek at
Thu Mar 11 20:16:56 CST 2021

On 3/11/21 6:12 PM, Bob Smith via cctalk wrote:
> My recollection was the Linc was inspired by the Whirlwind. Whirlwind
> predates it by a few years.

Tom Stockebrand is the connecting link between all of these tape systems.

I don't know if he was involved with the original Raytheon tape design
for Whirlwind but he is known to have work on the tape system for the
Memory Test Computer and certainly would be aware of how the WW tape
system worked.

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