bobsmithofd at gmail.com
Fri Mar 12 10:38:19 CST 2021
THanks Al! I forgot about that chapter of Tom's ..worked for him for a
few years, Fantastic Boss, and one helluv an engineer.
On Thu, Mar 11, 2021 at 9:23 PM Al Kossow via cctalk
<cctalk at classiccmp.org> wrote:
> On 3/11/21 6:18 PM, Al Kossow via cctalk wrote:
> > On 3/11/21 6:16 PM, Al Kossow via cctalk wrote:
> >> 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.
> > He also did the magtape system for TX-2
> there are memos in the Whirlwind archives that show the magnetic tape they
> were getting had so many imperfections that they had to double up on the
> tracks to make it reliable
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