[LMB] OT: Tech marches on

Fred fred.fredex at gmail.com
Sun Dec 12 22:43:40 GMT 2021


I recall a story I was told by my boss, at a startup company, in 1977. when
he was a new college grad, the place he went to work was proud to show him
a standard 19 inch rack full of electronics: "This is a 1-bit buffer". How
times have changed!


fred

On Sun, Dec 12, 2021 at 5:15 PM Raymond Collins <rcrcoll6 at gmail.com> wrote:

> There was a RPG game based on Larry Niven's Ringworld series and they had a
> chapter on computer systems of Known Space that used bubble memory. I think
> one storage unit had about a thousand pages of memory.
>
> On Sun, Dec 12, 2021, 9:16 AM Howard Brazee <howard at brazee.net> wrote:
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> >
> >
> > > On Dec 12, 2021, at 7:31 AM, WILLIAM A WENRICH <wawenri at msn.com
> <mailto:
> > wawenri at msn.com>> wrote:
> > >
> > > Predicting what technology will be available in X years is pretty much
> > impossible. On of my jobs at Sandia was to try to see what was coming.
> > > Anyone remember bubble memory?
> >
> > I recently re-read a few Andre Norton books.   In the interstellar
> > civilizations, they used tapes to record stuff.
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